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Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, and written by E. Heisserer (screenplay), R. D. Moore (screenplay), and John W. Campbell Jr. (short story), "The Thing" is a Horror/Mystery/Science Fiction/Thriller film, released on October 14 of 2011 in the USA . Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Eric Christian Olsen are starring, alongside Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ulrich Thomsen and Jonathan Walker.

Directed by:
Matthijs van Heijningen
Screenplay:
E. Heisserer and R. D. Moore
Short story:
John W. Campbell Jr.
Producer:
Eric Newman and Marc Abraham
Executive producer:
David Foster, J. Miles Dale and David Foster

Storyline:

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the director of "The Thing"?

Matthijs van Heijningen is a Dutch producer, actor, and director.

 

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What was the release date of "The Thing"?

"The Thing" was first released on Friday, October 14, 2011, in the United States. Other films released on Friday, October 14, 2011 are "The Three Musketeers" (dir. Paul W.S. Anderson), "The Ides of March" (dir. George Clooney), "Fireflies in the Garden" (dir. D. Lee), and "Footloose" (dir. Craig Brewer)

Release date in the United States:
  • Friday, October 14, 2011
 

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead as "Kate Lloyd"

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing (2011)

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