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I found this information on one of the sites that test audiences’ reactions to films.  This is the synopsis for the soon to be released feature “The Thing.”  From the buzz this movie is getting, I’m making a bold statement that this will be the top draw at the box office next weekend.

Description: 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 a crew of international scientists unearths a creature. In the thriller “THE THING,” paranoia spreads among a group of researchers as they encounter something inhuman that has the ability to turn itself into an exact replica of any living being.

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 a 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 thing 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. Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman (“DAWN OF THE DEAD”) are the producers of this thriller.

“The Thing” will land in theaters on Friday, October 14th, 2011, and stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuouye-Agbaje, Joel Edgerton, Jonathon Walker, Kim Bubbs, and Ulrich Thomsen.  Eric Heisserer (“A Nightmare on Elm Street” (remake)) penned the screenplay, which is based on the short story by John W. Campbell, Jr.  Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. (“Zien,” “Red Rain”) directs the film.

MPAA Rating Status: This movie is rated R.

Source: The Screening Exchange