The Thing is a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name about a group of scientists in the Antarctic who are confronted by a shape shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Palaeontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins a Norwegian scientific team in Antarctica that has discovered an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, and an organism that seems to have died in the crash. When an experiment frees the alien, a shape-shifting creature with the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. Paranoia soon spreads like an epidemic as they’re infected, one by one, and a thrilling race for survival begins?
The DVD and Blu-ray will be released in New Zealand on March 7th. SFFANZ have three copies of the DVD to give away. To go into a draw to win a copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to these questions:
1. What is the title of the story on which the movie is based?
2. Who wrote the story?
All correct answers will go into a draw to win a DVD. The draw will be held on Saturday 10th March