The Thing prequel gets a slime-free first trailer

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The equation of paranoia plus snow plus screaming can only equal one thing – you guessed it, the first trailer for The Thing has crept online.

Considering this is from the minds behind the more than decent Dawn Of The Dead remake, we should probably give this new Thing a little slack.

But that’s difficult to do when it sets itself up as nothing more than a retread of John Carpenter’s masterful 1982 scarefest.

Being promoted as a prequel to Carpenter’s film (that's hard to believe considering they didn't even bother changing the title), this new ice-encrusted chiller is helmed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr, and follows the same basic premise.

On the plus side, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (aka Ramona Flowers) appears to hold her own as a Ripley-like flame-throwing heroine. And Joel Edgerton's involved in some capacity.

Check out the trailer below…

The Thing opens 2 December.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.