Master director John Carpenter announced that he wanted to make a sequel to 1982’s “The Thing.”
Legendary director of horror movies, John Carpenter, has revealed that he is interested in developing the sequel to the classic horror movie “The Thing.” Disappointed by the critics after its release in 1982, “The Thing” is considered a masterpiece today with its impressive practical effects, eerie atmosphere, and a strong cast.
Movie by John W. Campbell Jr. 1938 “Who Goes There?” from the novel and again by Campbell Jr. Adapted from the 1951 book “The Thing from Another World” written by Kurt Russell stars in the lead role of the movie, whose screenplay was written by Bill Lancaster.
Unlike iconic films such as “Halloween” and “Escape From New York” in Carpenter’s filmography, the sequel to “The Thing” never came to the fore. The 2011 movie of the same name (The Thing) appeared to be a sequel to Carpenter’s work but turned out to be a prequel (pre-story) that followed a different Arctic research team on the same station, leading directly to the opening scene of the 1982 movie.
There has been talking of a new The Thing project for a while, with the latest news from Blumhouse and Universal Studios confirming an adaptation of the full-length edition of Campbell Jr.’s novel “Frozen Hell”. However, it was stated that this movie will not be a sequel, but a reboot.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Carpenter was ambiguous when asked which work he would like the sequel to: “I want to do a sequel to The Thing or something like that. But I don’t know. Look, there’s a lot in this world that I don’t know.” It’s not clear what “sequel” Carpenter is referring to, but it may be alluding to a TV series or it could be directly related to Blumhouse’s reboot.
It is not surprising that Carpenter, who has stated many times before, that he likes “The Thing” the most among his films. Likewise, the fact that the current versions of classic horror films are not liked by the audience and that they do not capture the spirit of the original films explains the director’s hesitation. We’ll see if Carpenter’s voicing of this request will move the producers and film studios into action…