The Thing red band trailer debuts

The Thing (2011)

The Thing (2011) posterIGN has posted the red band trailer for the remake/reboot/prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing. Helmed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr, son of Producer Matthijs van Heijningen, this is all looking very familiar.

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.

The Thing is released on 13 October 2011 in Australia by Universal.