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Mary Elizabeth Winstread stars in the prelude to the John Carpenter thriller as paleontologist Kate Lloyd who joins a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the Antartic 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 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 in movie theaters October 14, 2011.
Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton
Directed by: Matthijs van Heijningen