This morning has been full to the brim of new UK exclusives with a new Tintin trailer, the new Wuthering Heights poster and now Universal Studios have released this great new featurette from their movie, The Thing. In the featurette, we get to find out exactly how the new prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 movie, The Thing. In this 2011 prequel, we get to find out exactly what happened to the base before Kurt Russell and his team show up later.

I this great featurette, we get to see interviews with all the principle cast who explain what we can expect from the movie and how everything links together.

The 2011 movie is directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead?, Eric Christian Olsen, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje?, Ulrich Thomsen?, Kim Bubbs.

Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet. Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish. The Thing serves as a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name.

The Thing is released in the UK 2nd December.

Source: Yahoo UK