Universal and Blumhouse Teaming Up For A New Adaptation of The Thing

If you are a horror fan, you have probably seen 1951's The Thing from Another World or John Carpenter's 1981 classic remake, The Thing. These films have captured the frozen terror and paranoia that horror fans have craved. Both are adaptations of the novella "Who Goes There?", by John W. Campbell Jr. The original story has been one that has been around since 1938.  And now, another version is coming soon. 

In recent years, there are have been discoveries of a full manuscript of a novel length adaptation of the story entitled Frozen Hell. The published novella was originally an abridged version of Campbell’s original story shortened for publication. The Frozen Hell manuscript remained unknown and unpublished for decades, and it was only recently rediscovered back in 2018. 

And now, Universal and Blumhouse are fast tracking another take on this story. We have no idea who will be writing or directing it but we would love to see John Carpenter and practical involved in some fashion. I imagine that this news will upset fans who want this story to be left alone. Just remember, we still have nothing to go on. Nobody trusts anybody now, and we're all very tired. There's nothing more I can do, just wait. This is Liam O'Connor, Movie Sleuth writer, US Outpost #31.