Universal and Blumhouse Productions, the new face of the horror movie genre, are teaming up to recreate one of the greatest horror films of all time… “The Thing“.
The film will also encompass some never before seen scenes from the expanded version of the novel called “Frozen Hell“.
John Betancourt announced in the year 2018, the discovery of the unpublished extended version of the novel and even started a Kickstarter campaign to get the ball rolling on funding the release for “Frozen Hell”.
“It’s Official!” producer Alan Donnes wrote on his Facebook page on Friday, “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?“
In a post on Monday, Betancourt shared the status of the fully funded campaign and sharing the information about the new film adaptation of the book, “The movie will be from Universal and Blumhouse. Everyone is super excited about it, and it’s being fast-tracked. This is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s going on with Who Goes There?, Frozen Hell, and The Thing in Hollywood. I can’t talk about the rest yet, but it’s very exciting — and if all goes as planned, the Thing will be alive and well for quite a while.”
“The Thing” is regarded as one of the greatest horror films ever to be released. Using practical effects to achieve nearly everything, which still holds up today, the film accomplished its mission in making you wonder who the creature really was. The subsequent prequel to the film, released in 2011 by the same name, was met with less cheer than the original version. Showing the movement of the creature to the John Carpenter’s version, the 2011 version tried to preserve the same feel but just ended up copying the original’s final act in the end