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‘The Thing’ Remake Set From Expanded Version Of Original Novel

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Having enjoyed the 1982 version of The Thing a whole lot and all the nightmares it produced and really loving the expansion from the 2011 version, it looks like Universal is set to go back to the well but with Blumhouse this time. A new version of the film is being developed that will be working not from the original novel Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell Jr. but rather from the expanded version of the novel that goes by the title Frozen Hell. It’s got some new material and never-before-seen elements that will give this an expanded look.

The news comes from producer Alan Donnes who took to social media to say: “It’s OFFICIAL! I received my signed contract and first check! I am Executive Producing a remake of THE THING but with additional chapters of John Campbell’s groundbreaking novel, Frozen Hell, that had been lost for decades. Now, for the first time ever, Campbell’s full vision will be realized on the big screen. The new film will include the very best of RKO’s THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, John Carpenter’s classic THE THING and both books, Frozen Hell and Who Goes There?”

[Soure: IGN]

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