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The Thing

75% Like of 4 Total Votes
Release Date: October 14, 2011
Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jonathan Walker, Kim Bubbs, Kristofer Hivju
Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
4 votes, 3.75 / 5 avg. rating (75% score) 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 Thing' serves as a prelude to John Carpenter's classic 1982 film of the same name. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, the thriller is produced by Strike Entertainment's Marc Abraham and [$Eric Newman ('Dawn of the Dead').

Synopsis:

At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.
Cast Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jonathan Walker, Kim Bubbs, Kristofer Hivju, Joel Edgerton, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ulrich Thomsen, Jørgen Langhelle, Jan Gunnar Røise, Stig Henrik Hoff, Jo Adrian Haavind, Carsten Bjørnlund, Ole Martin Aune Nilsen, Michael Brown, Paul Braunstein, Trond Espen Seim
Directors Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Genres Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Year 2011
Runtime 103
MPAA Rating R
Nominations 4
Writers Eric Heisserer, John W. Campbell Jr.
Producers Marc Abraham, Mark Cartier, J. Miles Dale, David Foster, Gabrielle Neimand, Eric Newman, Lawrence Turman
Musicians Marco Beltrami
Cinematographers Michel Abramowicz
Editors Peter Boyle, Julian Clarke

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