The Thing (2011), the upcoming prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982), now has a Russian trailer. “Russian” meaning that the trailer is in the Russian language (and the actors are dubbed in Russian).
It’s noteworthy that this trailer shows quite a bit of creature effects detail that has been missing in the American trailers. Thus, it also has a good amount of gore and one can get a pretty good look at the creature (of the title) and its face-splitting transformation.
John Carpenter’s sci-fi horror, The Thing (1982), was a remake of The Thing From Another World (1952) which was based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. Known for its gruesome and frightening animatronic creature effects, it is also noted to be closer to the novella than the 1952 version.
In light of the upcoming film, Dark Horse Comics has released a free online comic (also available on their free Dark Horse Comics mobile app) which is available for view at Digital.DarkHorse.com. Called The Thing: The Northman Nightmare, it is an origin story of pioneering Norsemen who discover the creature in a desolate village. Split into three parts, two parts are already out, and the third part will be available on October 5, a week before the film.
To promote the film, Universal Pictures has also unleashed a “It Will Become You” Custom Video Creator at ItWillBecomeYou.com, where users can make their own custom videos with scary f/x, an elaborate Youtube prank, and an Augmented Reality Flamethrower game for iPhone and Android users (click on the link to download). (Source: MovieWeb)
Here is the film’s synopsis:
Taking place three days before the events of the John Carpenter film, paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across a crashed extraterrestrial spaceship buried in the ice of Antarctica. They discover a creature that seems to have died in the crash eons ago.
When an experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate joins the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing and imitating them one at a time, using its uncanny ability to mimic any life form it absorbs through digestion, and potentially reaching civilization.
Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Eric Christian Olsen, and Jonathan Walker, The Thing comes to Orange County theaters on October 14th of this year.