"The Thing" (2011)
The Plot: 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 an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.
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 an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up.
When a simple experiment frees the alien 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.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, and Eric Christian Olsen pictures from this new take on the John Carpenter film.
"The Thing" Review
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Watch the trailer, film clips, and interviews with Joel Edgerton and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead Video
Mary Elizabeth Winstead talks about everything from being the female lead to the film's setting and themes.
Cast members Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye Agabaje, Jonathan Lloyd Walker, and Ulrich Thomsen joined celebrity guests including Aaron Paul, Eli Roth, Marilyn Manson, and Sarah Wright to pose for photographers at the film's premiere.
Poster tagline: "It's not human. Yet."
A list of the actors and crew, MPAA rating, and release date.
Joel Edgerton Interview
At the premiere "Legend of the Guardians," "The Thing" star Joel Edgerton talked about the differences between this film and the other "Thing."