Universal Pictures will unleash their prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing on April 29th, 2011. The sci-fi/monster movie will arrive in theaters just two weeks after the horror sequel Scream 4 and one week before Thor officially gets the Summer 2011 Movie Season going – similar to how the Nightmare On Elm Street remake came out just before Iron Man 2 kicked the summer blockbuster season into gear this year. The notable cast members of The Thing include the likes of Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Joel Edgerton (Smokin’ Aces), and Mr. Eko from Lost (a.k.a. actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). As to who will make it out of the horror prequel alive, well, the odds aren’t looking good for any of the characters – based off what we learned in the original 1982 film. Universal Pictures has provided the following synopsis for The Thing as well: 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. ------------------------------------------------ Looks like "Formula Hollywood" to me..... But if it gets good reviews, I might see it. But ii the acting doesn't hold up, no matter how great the CGI-fest is.... I will down it, for sure ! !