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Trailer Watch: The Thing red band trailer

Thanks to IGN, we’ve got a red band trailer for the upcoming prequel to The Thing, from director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Warrior), Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Elite) and Ulrich Thomsen star in the film that will hopefully put an end to the Paranormal Activity franchise this October. (It comes out in the US on October 14.)

One… uh… thing is for certain: the special effects are going to rock. While I absolutely love the original and its practical special effects, there is some visual potential to the idea behind the creature that I really think CGI effects will be able to cut loose with. Although the creature bursting out of that block of ice so suddenly is really kind of dumb. Come on.

You can also see the earlier, more coherent, and less spoilery trailer here.


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