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John Carpenter IS working on The Thing reboot at Blumhouse

August 25th, 2020 by Marc Comments

One of the most perfect horror movies of all-time is John Carpenter’s The Thing.

A perfect setting, a perfect monster, an abundance of talent in front and behind that camera, body horror the likes of which had never been seen and a perfect, simple story all added together to give us one of the most claustrophobic cinematic experiences of all time.

And yes, we know it was a remake of Howard Hawks’ 1951 classic The Thing from Another World and yes, we know there was an unsuccessful prequel/reboot a few years ago in 2011 but neither of those things even comes close to tarnishing the original.

Now, during an online Masterclass Q&A panel, as part of this weekend’s Fantasia International Film Festival, director John Carpenter said that 1982’s The Thing is the movie he is most proud of.

However, he also confirmed that he, along with Blumhouse – the home of modern horror movies – are working on a reboot: “I think [Jason Blum’s] gonna be working on The Thing. Rebooting The Thing. I may be involved with that. Maybe. Down the road,” he said.

The reboot will most likely be set in the same universe (I think) as The Thing (and its prequel) as it will actually adapt the lost pages of the classic John W Campbell 1938 novella Who Goes There? which are called Frozen Hell.

If you want to hear Carpenter’s thoughts on the reboot than skip to 27 minutes into the Q&A below then let me know your thoughts, nerds and nerdettes:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….