One of the most beloved horror movies of the ’80s is getting a remake… again.
As reported by Bloody Disgusting last night, Universal and Blumhouse are joining forces to develop a remake of John Carpenter’s The Thing, only this time around using new content from the lost pages of John W. Campbell’s novel, Who Goes There?, which is called Frozen Hell.
After hearing Universal and Blumhouse were moving forward with the project, producer Alan Donnes released a statement on Facebook, although the post has since been deleted.
“It’s OFFICIAL! I received my signed contract and first check! I am Executive Producing a remake of THE THING but with additional chapters of John Campbell’s groundbreaking novel, Frozen Hell, that had been lost for decades. Now, for the first time ever, Campbell’s full vision will be realized on the big screen. The new film will include the very best of RKO’s THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, John Carpenter’s classic THE THING and both books, Frozen Hell and Who Goes There?”
Back in 2018, author John Betancourt announced the discovery and start of a Kickstarter to help raise money for the release of a never before seen expanded manuscript from Campbell’s novel, titled Frozen Hell.
“In 1938, acclaimed science fiction author John W. Campbell published the novella Who Goes There?, about a team of scientists in Antarctica who discover and are terrorized by a monstrous, shape-shifting alien entity. The story would later be adapted into John Carpenter’s iconic movie The Thing (following an earlier film adaptation in 1951). The published novella was actually an abridged version of Campbell’s original story, called Frozen Hell, which had to be shortened for publication. The Frozen Hell manuscript remained unknown and unpublished for decades, and it was only recently rediscovered.”
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Source: Bloody Disgusting