The Thing is released on 2nd December 2011. The film is not a remake of the John Carpenter classic, but a prelude. It is partially a prequel and partially a ‘sidequel’. The abundance of remakes, sequels and prequels gets everyone down, but fans of the 1982 film can have little to complain about as that itself was a remake of 1951’s The Thing from Another World. Also, it looks pretty decent from the trailer.