The original The Thing, or "The Thing from another World" as it is now called, was released in 1951 and based off of a 1938 novella entitled "Who Goes There?" A remake directed by John Carpenter was released in 1982 starring Kurt Russell. One of our posters, MacReady, actually introduced me to the movie back in high school. If you haven't seen it and you like science fiction or horror, it is definitely worth checking out. I'd say the most brief and vague premise I would give is that it is one of those movies that takes a common aspect of microscopic life and biology, and imagines it on a macroscopic (human) scale. In a strange and fairly uncommon move, a video game based on the movie was released a whopping 21 years later. The game itself was as inspired as the materials it drew from (mostly the 1982 film, but also the original movie and novella), with a then-rare/unique quality of each time you play the game or even a particular level, which human is actually the alien randomly changes which makes for a whole new experience of figuring out who it is/isn't while progressing through a level each time. And now, coming out on October 14, a prequel to the 1982 The Thing is coming out (and is also entitled The Thing). The events occurring at the Norwegian base camp that was visited will be portrayed, which actually means if you haven't seen the 1982 The Thing first, you might want to hold off if you're interested in the new one so as to not get any spoilers. I usually geek out about one movie a year, and it usually isn't one of the obvious summer blockbusters. This is my movie for 2011. It has the potential to be another edition of a cult classic. Anyone else interested in this?