Friday, November 17

Moore To Script Thing Remake

Source: SciFi Wire

Strike Entertainment and Universal Pictures will remake John Carpenter's SF horror movie The Thing, with Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ronald D. Moore writing the script, Variety reported. The 1982 original dealt with a shapeshifting creature from outer space that terrorizes researchers at an Antarctic station. That film in turn was a remake of the 1951 classic SF movie The Thing From Another World, which was adapted from the 1938 short story "Who Goes There?" by legendary SF author John W. Campbell Jr.

Strike partners Marc Abraham and Eric Newman will produce, and the company will co-finance the remake, to which Universal owned the rights. David Foster, who produced the 1982 film, will executive-produce.

The producers said they consider the new film to be more "a companion piece" to the Carpenter film than a note-for-note remake.

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