Universal Pictures has announced that Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton will star in the studio's remake of "The Thing." Based on the 1938 short story, "Who Goes There?," the project has been adapted twice. First, as the 1951 film "The Thing From Another World" from director Howard Hawks, and then the 1982 John Carpenter flick called "The Thing" starring Kurt Russell.
Matthijs Van Heijningen is directing the remake from a script written by Ronald D. Moore and Eric Heisserer. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that "Winstead will play a Ph.D. candidate who joins a Norwegian research team in Antarctica after it discovers an alien ship in the ice. When a trapped organism is freed and begins a series of attacks, she is forced to team with a blue-collar mercenary helicopter pilot (Edgerton) to stop the rampage."
The film is set to start shooting March 15 in Toronto.
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