The Thing is a prequel to John Carpenter’s supposed horror classic (sorry, not a fan) of the very same name. Carpenter’s Thing was itself a remake of a film from 1951. Slightly confused yet? Matthijs van Heijningen Jr’s version, due out in October and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim Vs The World), Joel Edgerton (Star Wars Episode III, Animal Kingdom) and Eric Christian Olsen (Community), looks like an engrossing thriller. Yes, it does look a lot like Carpenter’s version albeit a glossy reboot, but the story takes place three days before the original, when a crew based in Norway discover an alien spacecraft containing a supposedly deceased extraterrestrial. You can pretty much guess where it heads from there.