Everyone who thinks that The Thing is a remake and not a prequel can be forgiven. Not only does the new film share the title of John Carpenter’s 1982 classic horror flick, but they bare the same premise: don’t trust anyone because they could be aliened-up. This new clip shows that the upcoming pre-make throws at least one new element in the mix. Because the movie takes place at the Norwegian station that initially held the alien before it escaped and made its way to the American camp, there’s a language barrier between the Norwegian scientists and Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s character. Her inability to understand what they’re screaming adds an extra layer of confusion and terror to an already confusing and terrifying situation.
Hit the jump to check out the clip. The Thing opens October 14th.
Clip via MSN.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Thing:
Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet. Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish. The Thing serves as a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name.