Variety reports that Universal has tapped Matthijs Van Heijningen for The Thing remake. The film is to be based on the seminal movie created by John Carpenter in 1982.
This new version will take place in a Norwegian camp and it will examine how the mysterious "shape-shifting alien was first discovered and overcame the inhabitants of that camp."
Ron Moore will be writing the screenplay.
The reboot will be based on the John W. Campbell Jr. short story Who Goes There. This was also the basis of the John Carpenter film and the 1951 Howard Hawks movie .
The Thing was released October 14th, 2011 and stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Paul Braunstein, Trond Espen Seim, Kim Bubbs. The film is directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr..