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Famed director, John Carpenter recently revealed that he and Blumhouse Pictures are in the early stages of rebooting the horror cult classic The Thing. Carpenter took part in an online Q&A session for the Fantasia International Film Festival and was asked if there were any plans for him to direct a feature film under the Blumhouse banner. Carpenter responded:

“I don’t know about that, but we’ve talked about — I think he’s (Jason Blum) going to be working on ‘The Thing,’ rebooting ‘The Thing.’ I’m involved with that, maybe. Down the road.”

The film is based on a science-fiction horror novella titled “Who Goes There” written by John W. Campbell Jr. The story has been made into a feature film on three separate occasions with the first movie named, The Thing From Another World (Dir. Christian Nyby 1951), the second was The Thing (Dir John Carpenter 1982), and the most recent film titled The Thing (Dir Matthijs van Heijningen Jr 2011) which is a prequel to John Carpenter’s film of the same name. No other details for the film have been confirmed. Stay tuned…