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The Thing Details

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An American paleontologist and a team of Norwegian scientists fight for their lives against a shape-shifting extraterrestrial that can perfectly mimic any living creature in this prequel to [[Performer~P84225~John Carpenter~johncarpenter]]'s 1982 horror classic. Upon receiving word that the Antarctic research team has unearthed an alien craft, paleontologist Kate Lloyd ([[Performer~P297000~Mary Elizabeth Winstead~maryelizabethwinstead]]) joins the group to explore what secrets the ship might hold. Though by Kate's estimation the creature inside the spaceship has been dead for centuries, it has actually just been lying dormant in the ice. Perfectly preserved, it has awaited the day when it would finally be freed from its frigid prison; now, after eons of lying in wait, that day has finally come. Suddenly revived during a crucial experiment, the malevolent alien begins methodically mimicking each member of the crew undetected. By the time Kate realizes the frightening implications of the creature's unique ability, it may already be too late. As paranoia among the crew begins to intensify, it's up to Kate and the crew's helicopter pilot, Carter ([[Performer~P264023~Joel Edgerton~joeledgerton]]), to make sure the extraterrestrial menace is exterminated before it has the opportunity to escape -- for, should it manage to make its way to a heavily populated area, humanity's days may be numbered. [[Performer~P649911~Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr.~matthijsvanheijningenjr]] makes his feature directorial debut from a script by [[Performer~P650016~Eric Heisserer~ericheisserer]] and [[Feature~V319610~Battlestar Galactica~battlestargalactica[tvseries]]]'s [[Performer~P192252~Ronald D. Moore~ronalddmoore]]. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 14, 2011

Crew

Marc Abraham
Producer
Eric Newman
Producer
Michel Abramowicz
Cinematographer
Marco Beltrami
Composer (Music Score)
Julian Clarke
Editor
Peter Boyle
Editor
Sean Haworth
Production Designer
David Foster
Executive Producer
J. Miles Dale
Executive Producer
Lawrence Turman
Executive Producer
Luis M. Sequeira
Costume Designer
Odetta Stoddard
Set Decorator
Ken Steel
Animator
Image Engine
Animator
Angela Demo
Casting
Denise Chamian
Casting
Lyndon Barrois
Supervising Animator
Tom Woodruff, Jr.
Makeup Special Effects
Lara Johnston
First Assistant Editor
Jesper Kjolsrud
Visual Effects Supervisor
Penny Charter
Second Assistant Director
Jono Griffith
Additional Editing
Steve Garrad
Visual Effects Executive Producer
Suzanne Aplin
Costumes Supervisor
Ruth Hasty
Post Production Supervisor
Neil Eskuri
Digital Effects
Jay Duboisson
Assistant Costume Designer
Aaron Weintraub
Visual Effects Supervisor
Patrick Gallagher
First Assistant Editor
Jeff Beattie
Visual Effects Editor
Alec Gillis
Makeup Special Effects
Dennis Berardi
Visual Effects Supervisor
Vic Rigler
Properties Master
Bruce Barris
Sound Effects Editor
Dennis Chapman
Unit Production Manager
Glen Gauthier
Production Sound Mixer
Image Engine
Visual Effects
Jon Taylor
Re-Recording Mixer
Keith Sly
Leadman
Jane Conway
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Lindsay Jacobs
Assistant Costume Designer
Linda Dowds
Key Make-up
Harrison Marks
Visual Effects Coordinator
Warren Appleby
Special Effects Coordinator
Petra Holtorf-Stratton
Visual Effects Producer
Bob Beemer
Re-Recording Mixer
J. Miles Dale
Second Unit Director
J. Miles Dale
Unit Production Manager
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