Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton talk The Thing

Wondering how the upcoming horror film The Thing ties in to the 1982 John Carpenter film?

Here's a handy featurette to spill the bønner. (Well, they are Norwegian).

“We get to learn what happened to the Norwegian base,” says actor Joel Edgerton, clearly grasping what the term prequel means.

“There was a level of reverse engineering so that it really did link to the Carpenter movie,” adds executive producer J. Miles Dale, clearly grasping what the term reverse engineering means.

The Thing opens 14 October 2011 in the US and 2 December 2011 in the UK.