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The Thing Red Band Trailer: No, Not That Thing, The Other Thing. No, The Other Thing, Damn It!

By TK Burton | Trailers | September 20, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | September 20, 2011 |

True story that just happened. I watched the below trailer for Matthijs van Heijningen Jr’s The Thing, and then had to explain the strange timeline of the three movies. How John Carpenter’s 1982 classic film The Thing is something of a sequel to the 1951 film The Thing From Another World (she then had to listen to my extended raving about how awesome Carpenter’s film is). Then, I had to explain that the 2011 film called The Thing was actually not a remake of the 1982 film, but more of a remake of the 1951 film. Which means that, chronologically speaking in terms of the universe of The Thing, there will be two films that take place one after another, with the same title.

Mrs. TK: That’s stupid.
Me: I know.
Mrs. TK: That’d be like remaking A New Hope and calling it The Empire Strikes Back.

She’s not wrong.

Anyway, here’s the shiny new red-band trailer. It’s not even remotely NSFW - it’s basically red banded for some goo. No dirty words, very little blood.

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