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Revamp of Horror Classic 'The Thing' Gets a Not-Quite-Human Poster

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Jul 12, 2011 | 4:22am EDT

John Carpenter's 1982 film The Thing is one of the more terrifying pictures you'll ever see. A psychological drama/monster movie set in the middle of Antartica -- few combinations tingle the spine quite like it.

Nearly 30 years later, a prequel to the horror classic is on the way, using the opening moments of the original as its point to barrel backward. Also titled The Thing, the movie is directed by Dutch commercial filmmaker Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim), Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom) and Eric Christian Olsen (Fired Up!) as American scientists joining a team of Norweigens on an Antarctica base to investigate an otherworldly entity in the ice. As you can guess, it doesn't go so well.

The movie was supposed to hit back in March, but was suddenly removed from the release calendar, seemingly without a home. Now, the first poster has hit and indicates that, yes, the movie is hitting theaters this October! Check out the first one sheet, which gives you an idea of what the "Thing" will be doing to his human victims come Halloween.

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