July 14, 2011
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I don’t think that that “The Thing” will be the final title of the film, though it’s accurate in the sense that’s it’s a prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 cult classic, one can easily mistake it as a ‘reboot,’ which are very popular these days.
The teaser poster is OK, though I think the tagline “It’s Not Human. Yet.” is masterfully done. What it does well is evoke a scene from John Carpenter’s film (itself a remake of “The Thing From Another World,” directed by Christian Nyby–though some in the film community say that Howard Hawks actually did the film), though I don’t think that he has anything to do with it.
George Romero, the writer/director of The ‘Dead’ Films managed to get an Executive Producer credit in a well-done remake of his own film (Breck Eisner’s “The Crazies”), and while John Carpenter has as well with 2005′s “The Fog,” directed by Rupert Wainwright, it was not nearly as entertaining.