Despite the fact that John Carpenter‘s The Thing is a remake of/sequel to/alternate take on The Thing From Another World, notions of remaking it get fans up in arms. With good reason. Carpenter’s movie has a fantastic cast and some of the best practical latex effects seen in any film, period. It’s tense and fun and doesn’t sag after repeated viewings.

But Strike Entertainment and Universal are planning to shoot a remake in March, directed by Matthijs Van Heijningen based on a script from Eric Heisserer. There have been many rumors about what we’d see in this film, and how directly it would relate to John Carpenter’s movie. A new casting breakdown seems to kill one of the big rumors, that the film would feature the brother of R.J. MacReady, played by Kurt Russell in Carpenter’s film. It reinforces that this is a prequel to Carpenter’s movie, as it takes place in the Norwegian camp that is destroyed before the beginning of his story. Most striking is that this prequel will have…women. Wild, right? Read More »

Zombies Las Vegas

Commercial filmmaker and visual artist Matthijs van Heijningen will make his directorial debut on the Zack Snyder‘s Army of the Dead. Joby Harold (Awake) wrote the screenplay based on an original idea by Snyder. The story follows a father on a mission to save his daughter in a quarantined and zombie-infested Las Vegas. Snyder has described the film as a “zombie movie on the scale that” hasn’t been done before. Zack praised Heijningen’s “ability to infuse humor with irony allows him to create compelling stories in 30 seconds.”

Watch 8 of Heijningen’s TV commercials in today’s Video(s) of the Day.

Disclaimer: No, the image in the header of this article is not concept art from the film. It is the work of Joseph Bergin III. Check out his work on DeviantArt!

source: THR

8 Television Commercials by Matthijs van Heijningen

The Pitch: Matthijs van Heijningen will make his directorial debut on the Zack Snyder‘s Army of the Dead. Watch 8 popular television commercials directed by Heijningen after the jump:
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