The Thing prequel trailer leaked online
The trailer for The Thing prequel has been revealed online, shaky camera from inside the cinema style so don't expect too much, however it's out there. For the life of me I don't understand why, if the trailer is showing before films, that it isn't released online, otherwise the studios must know this will happen.
Regardless the trailer is here, difficult to get the whole story, but most of it's there and it doesn't start off in the ice. In fact they do a terrible job of capturing the screen.
I have to say the trailer for The Thing prequel looks pretty damn good. I love the build up with the drill, and the cool title at the end. It seems to have captured the mood well and stayed true to the feel of the original.
Well it does have to doesn't it, after all it is the immediate prequel to the original and we know exactly how it's going to end, and that's the real problem for the film. What is it going to be able to deliver that really surprises us considering we know the final scenes, who lives, and what really happens.
That is, unless we don't know what really happens and perhaps there's a twist we haven't thought of.
Here's the big blurb:
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 trailer is right here through the excellent QuietEarth, terrible quality, but here it is none the less: