IMO, Carpenter's film wasn't so much a remake as a readpation of Campbell's original story...a far more loyal version. I doubt anyone would call Peter Jackson's LOTR a remake of Ralph Bakshi's LOTR.
But, this definatly seems like a straight up remake or something. A companion? Means a sequel or prequel in my mind.
And a prequel means they would have to end it with the Norwegians being killed at the US camp and would also mean that if this worked...the studios would have to basically remake Carpenter's film anyway. Either that or do the smart (and money saving) route of re-releasing Carpenter's film. Course they won't do that...but it would be the smartest move.
Well, I know that Dark Horse did a series about THE THING....maybe they will use some of that as basis for the movie and maybe mix that a bit with the video game.
Last edited by thegoldensimatar (2006-11-18 21:52:28)