John Carpenter: When will Blumhouse’s The Thing be released?

John Carpenter and Kurt Russell (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for TCM)
John Carpenter and Kurt Russell (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for TCM) /

John Carpenter was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at Fantasia Film Festival. During a Q & A, he talked about Blumhouse’s upcoming reboot of his classic, The Thing.

John Carpenter appeared at the Fantasia Film Festival to accept his Lifetime Achievement award. The director confirmed that he will be partnering with Jason Blum for another film.

With the highly anticipated Halloween Kills arriving in theaters in 2021 and Halloween Ends following suit in 2022, what could possibly be in the works with Blumhouse? Well, another Carpenter classic is about to get an update.

According to NME, the Horror Master confirmed that he is attached to a new version of his 1982 cult hit, The Thing. While that might thrill some fans, it is bound to upset others.

Of course, there were many questions surrounding the confirmation. Will it be a prequel, sequel or remake? The Mary Elizabeth Winstead 2011 version introduced new characters and took place before the director’s film making it a prequel.

So, what will Blumhouse’s production be? Don’t expect John Carpenter to give us any information. In typical fashion, he deftly evaded the question.

When can we expect The Thing to hit theaters? Not in the near future according to the creative. Work on the project is “down the road.”

Which leads us to the next inquiry, who will helm the venture? Will Carpenter get behind the camera again? He has stated in the past that he is game to return to the director’s chair, if the opportunity presents itself.

That also remains to be seen. In the meantime, one thing is for certain. The director’s album, Lost Themes III: Alive After Death will be released in Feb. 2021.

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There is a new track on the upcoming disc called, Buried. Apparently, he wants to feature it in a future horror movie. Stay tuned…

Let us know if you are on board with another incarnation of The Thing in the comments.