The release of director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.‘s (you have better luck pronouncing that with peanut butter in your mouth) The Thing, which is a prequel to the 1982 John Carpenter film of the same name, is only a few months away, and fans are antsy to the what the thing will look like. The alien, not the movie. See, here’s the thing, The Thing is about a “thing”. Get it? *shakes head* Damn thing is confusing as fuck. Who’s on first?
Anyway, the creature (aka “The Thing”) from the original was goddamn creepy. A parasitic extraterrestrial lifeform that assimilates other organisms and in turn imitates them, or tries to anyway. Often you’d see the creature in between transformations, looking like stretched silly putty with teeth. Will it look just as fucked up in the prequel?
Well, Amalgamated Dynamics are on par to terrify a whole new generation of fans.
While we don’t have photos of the finished product, we do have a look at some of the maquettes used for the film that give a pretty good impression of what the filmmakers were going for.
Check out the monsters after the jump
UPDATE: Shock Till You Drop reports that “a sculptor on the show says [the photos] are not legit.”