Known to many of 'Lost' fans out there as Mr Eko, actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is the latest to the join the cast of the upcoming prequel to John Carpenter's 80's classic horror remake 'The Thing'. It's currently shooting in Toronto and is being helmed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Oh, what's it called I hear you cry? Well confusingly 'The Thing'. What the hell is wrong with studios these days. I think playing with audiences ignorance is slightly underhand.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje joins fellow cast members Mary Elizabeth Winstead (who you can check out in all her sexy glory below), Eric Christian Olsen and Joel Edgerton. Check out the overlong plot synopsis below...
"Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.
Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up.
When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish."
'The Thing' will arrive in theatres sometime in 2011.