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Director Matthijs van Heijningen Interview The Thing

Collider says:

The prequel to the remake of the adaptation, Matthijs van Heijningen’s The Thing certainly has a lot of material to draw from. John Campbell’s iconic tale of an Arctic research team uncovering and releasing a shape-shifting alien first adapted via Hawks/Nyby as a commentary on science run amuck, then re-imagined as the great “who-am-I” existential horror by John Carpenter, now finds new life over twenty years later as a thinly veiled attack on national/cultural divides. What would happen if a bunch of Norwegians and Americans were stuck in a room with an alien who could be any one of them? The answer: not much good.

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