SEQUEL TO THE THING?
A bit of a weird scoop floated Aint it Cool?s way about the status of ?The Thing 2?, which according to a recent article in Australia?s Empire, is something John Carpenter would actually like to do.
?At restaurant in Orlando right now. On wireless PDA. Two guys behind us talking about The Thing 2. One older in 50s? Other younger in mid 30s? Listening...younger guy is talking about game? Nothing in pipeline, JC was too stubborn, bad story. Original writers dead????? Universal still wants sequel JC track record sucks. Talking about EFLA now, ugh, bad movie! Older guy says he would consider if JC did a screen test or proof of concept with KR and it was good. DAM! Was hoping something in pipe. Someone call JC and talk sense into that man. Older guy said Larry Franko approached him a year ago? Who is Larry Franko? Older guy says did not like JC story about sub. I Agree, bad story with sub. Needs to be present day, KR flying choppers for tourists in Caribbean when MIBs show yes? :) Mcreedy scapegoat for 20 years now they want help? :) I'm getting carried away, loved that movie. One of my all time favorites. Will give more detail later, typing on this thing is a bitch.?
Last we heard of a ?Thing 2? was that it was pretty much D.O.A, because Carpenter and the studio had different ideas - but hopefully there?s something in this.
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