The Thing prequel UK release delayed until December

FOLLOWING the release of the trailer for Mattijs van Heijningen Jr‘s prequel to John Carpenter’s classic The Thing, it has now been revealed UK cinemas won’t get the film until December.

No official reason has been given for the delay in releasing The Thing – it was originally slated for a UK release on October 14 – but this revised date will mean a two-month gap between the US and UK showings.

The new film is based around the Norwegian research team in Antarctica who first-discovered the alien being before it managed to reach Kurt Russell‘s team in the 1982 sci-fi horror.

Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton, the stills and trailer released to date have been great without being groundbreaking, so hopes are high the new film will do its predecessor proud.

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