‘The Thing’ Back, Based on Original.

The Thing new version

In 1951 John Carpenter’s The Thing from Another World followed the release of The Thing, both were based on A novel by John W. Campbell Jr called Who Goes There?

A couple of years back John Betancourt released a novel length version of it, named Frozen Hell, with help from Kickstarter for funds.

Betancourt Spoke, “In 1938, acclaimed science fiction author John W. Campbell published the novella Who Goes There?, about a team of scientists in Antarctica who discover and are terrorized by a monstrous, shape-shifting alien entity. The story would later be adapted into John Carpenter’s iconic movie The Thing (following an earlier film adaptation in 1951). The published novella was actually an abridged version of Campbell’s original story, called Frozen Hell, which had to be shortened for publication. The Frozen Hell manuscript remained unknown and unpublished for decades, and it was only recently rediscovered.”

“Frozen Hell expands the Thing story dramatically, giving vital backstory and context to an already incredible tale.”

It was only earlier this week that Betancourt announced the surprising news that Blumhouse and Universal Studios are adapting Frozen Hell!

Last Friday Betancourt spoke about the production of the film, “The movie will be from Universal and Blumhouse. Everyone is super excited about it, and it’s being fast-tracked,”

The announcement was, however, first made by producer Alan Donnes on Facebook stating, “It’s OFFICIAL! I received my signed contract and first check! I am Executive Producing a remake of THE THING but with additional chapters of John Campbell’s groundbreaking novel, Frozen Hell, that had been lost for decades. Now, for the first time ever, Campbell’s full vision will be realized on the big screen. The new film will include the very best of RKO’s THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, John Carpenter’s classic THE THING and both books, Frozen Hell and Who Goes There?”

Lily Bart

Lily is like a wild flower who is sweet yet always on top of her game. She dreams of someday living somewhere warm and writing a novel. She is a passionate binge-watcher and has watched countless movies and shows. She has won all of our in-house movie trivia.

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