The Thing

The Thing

A scene from THE THING, a film directed by Matthijs van Heijningen. Picture courtesy and © 2011 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

The Thing

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The Thing (2011)

Opened: 10/14/2011 Wide

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Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror

Rated: R for strong creature violence and gore, disturbing images, and language.


Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when a creature is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads among a group of researchers as they encounter something inhuman that has the ability to turn itself into an exact replica of any living being.

Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across a creature buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the ice eons ago. But it is about to wake up.

When a simple experiment frees the thing from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew's pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.

The Thing serves as a prelude to John Carpenter's classic 1982 film of the same name. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, the thriller is produced by Strike Entertainment's Marc Abraham and Eric Newman (Dawn of the Dead).