Universal Pictures has released the first official trailer for their prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi classic The Thing (both films share the same title). Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as Kate Lloyd, a paleontologist assisting a team of Norwegian scientists who have found an alien ship in Antarctica.
The film is directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and costars Joel Edgerton (Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones), Eric Christian Olsen (”Community”), and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“LOST”), Kim Bubbs (Flesh Offering) and Ulrich Thomsen (Season of the Witch).
Mary Elizabeth Winstead made Clatto’s list of The 20 Hottest Women Working in Horror/Sci-fi Today.
The Thing arrives in theaters on Oct. 14.