A very revealing Russian Poster for Mattijs van Heikningen Jr's The Thing has emerged online. Unlike Universal's minimal US poster revealed a few weeks ago this one showcases quite a large overhead shot of a crevasse in the Arctic ice revealing a space craft beneath. The Thing is a prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 movie of the same name & tells the story of the Norwegian research base that unearths the mutating alien that terrorized Kurt Russell & friends at United States National Science Institute Station 4. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Jonathan Lloyd Walker & Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje star in the prequel. The movie hits theaters this October 14th. Hit the jump to check out the poster.
Synopsis: "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."
Poster via KinoGallery. Check out the full extended trailer below in HD.