Blumhouse & Universal Developing Remake of The Thing Based on Original Novel
Even after all these years, John Carpenter’s THE THING remains one of the very best science-fiction/horror movies of all-time, so it’s only natural that Universal Pictures would return to the property. According to Bloody Disgusting, Universal is said to have teamed up with Blumhouse Productions for a new film based on “Frozen Hell,” the recently uncovered expanded version of John W. Campbell Jr.’s novella “Who Goes There?”, which was the basis for THE THING and its 1951 predecessor, THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD.
Executive producer Alan Donnes commented on the project in a Facebook post:
It’s OFFICIAL! I received my signed contract and first check! I am Executive Producing a remake of THE THING but with additional chapters of John Campbell’s groundbreaking novel, Frozen Hell, that had been lost for decades. Now, for the first time ever, Campbell’s full vision will be realized on the big screen. The new film will include the very best of RKO’s THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, John Carpenter’s classic THE THING and both books, Frozen Hell and Who Goes There?