It sounds like the classic John Carpenter film The Thing is getting a remake, sort of. In a new report from Bloody Disgusting, Blumhouse and Universal have signed on to adapt the original novel from which The Thing movie was adapted. The novel titled, Frozen Hell, is the original work of science fiction writer John W. Campbell. The Thing and its sequel were adapted from the novella titled Who Goes There? but it turns out that novella was just a shortened version of the original work.
“In 1938, acclaimed science fiction author John W. Campbell published the novella Who Goes There?, about a team of scientists in Antarctica who discover and are terrorized by a monstrous, shape-shifting alien entity. The story would later be adapted into John Carpenter’s iconic movie The Thing (following an earlier film adaptation in 1951). The published novella was actually an abridged version of Campbell’s original story, called Frozen Hell, which had to be shortened for publication. The Frozen Hell manuscript remained unknown and unpublished for decades, and it was only recently rediscovered.” – John Betancourt
Betancourt says Universal has contacted him about adapting the novel and that Campbell’s entire vision will be seen on screen.
“The movie will be from Universal and Blumhouse. Everyone is super excited about it, and it’s being fast-tracked,”
Bloody Disgusting says the film will contain elements from The Thing From Another World, The Thing and both novels – Frozen Hell and Who Goes There. Bloody Disgusting even says they have reached out to confirm this news and say it is indeed true.
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