Carpenter first teased the news himself during a question-and-answer session at the Fantasia International Film Festival. While talking about the Halloween sequel Halloween Kills, the filmmaker was asked if he spoke to Blumhouse boss Jason Blum about bringing back one of his other classic movies.
"Did I? I don't know about it, ”Carpenter said. "But we talked about it - I think hewill work on The Thing, restart The Thing. Maybe I'm involved in it. Later.
No further details of the story have been revealed, and it is still unclear whether this will be a reboot or a sequel to it. 'original.
There have been several accounts of The Thing's history. First, there was The Thing from Another World, released in 1951. This was followed by Carpenter's version, starring Kurt Russell, which was an unfortunate box office disappointment but has become a cult classic. Then there was the 2011 prequel, released by Universal, which starred Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton, but without Carpenter's involvement. The film was a box office and a critical disappointment.
Maybe now, with Blumhouse - a hit machine - The Thing can finally get the box office recognition it deserves. In the meantime, discover the best horror movies of all time.