The Thing Movie

It's Not Human. Yet.

The Thing movie poster

Who's Involved:

Eric Newman, Thomas Bliss, Marc Abraham, Jonathan Walker, David Foster, Joel Edgerton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Eric Heisserer, Matthijs van Heijningen

Release Date:

Friday, October 14, 2011 (Nationwide)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

An American scientific expedition to Antarctica makes an incredible discovery — an alien spaceship with a mysterious and sinister frozen “thing” found nearby. They decide to drill through the ice encasement, ultimately freeing the trapped organism and triggering a series of horrific incidents and attacks.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making The Thing

A look at the The Thing behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Eric Heisserer last wrote Bloodshot and Bird Box.


Eric Heisserer


Marc Abraham
Eric Newman

Production Company

Strike Entertainment

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Production: What we know about The Thing

Key Facts

  1. Prequel to the 1982 John Carpenter film and the 1951 original, "The Thing From Another World".

Filming Timeline

On or about May 31, 2011, the film was in Completed status.

On or about October 4, 2010, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about January 4, 2010, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about January 29, 2009, the film was in Development status.

The Thing Release Date: When was it released?

The Thing was released in 2011 on Friday, October 14, 2011 (in 2,997 theaters . There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including The Big Year, Footloose and Trespass.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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