A prequel to a remake of a film originally based on a novella. Wow, Hollywood sure seems full of original ideas. The Thing is set before the events of John Carpenter’s goriffic film focusing on the Norwegian and American scientists who originally discovered the alien. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Eric Christian Olsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Stig Henrik Hoff, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Davetta Sherwood star this time around. John W. Campbell, Jr. novella Who Goes There? was first adapted to the screen in 1951 by Howard Hawks (which is the version I still prefer).You can find the trailers for the both of the previous versions of the film after the jump. The Thing opens in theaters on October 14th.