Blumhouse is rebooting ‘The Thing’ and even with John Carpenter involved goddamn I hate this

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You know. I almost didn’t want to post about Blumhouse rebooting The Thing with John Carpenter. For to post about it, is to make it real. But here we fucking are! Logically, I know nothing can take anything away from Carpenter’s The Thing. It’s one of my favorite movies of all time, and it will stay that way. Illogically? Man, I just fucking hate this.


John Carpenter is getting behind another Blumhouse reboot of one of his horror classics. After Blumhouse knocked it out of the park with its Halloween revival, the beloved horror studio is now tackling a reboot of The Thing, Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi horror film based on the 1938 John W. Campbell Jr. novella Who Goes There? Carpenter confirmed he is “involved” with The Thing reboot, which is still in very early stages at Blumhouse Productions.

Variety confirmed that Blumhouse Productions and John Carpenter are developing a reboot of The Thing, following Carpenter’s announcement of the project at a panel during the Fantasia International Film Festival. The project is still in very early stages, with no other details hammered out.

Carpenter first revealed the news during a virtual panel held Saturday at the genre film festival Fantasia Fest, where he spoke about the upcoming Halloween Kills, the highly anticipated sequel to the acclaimed 2018 reboot of Halloween. During the Q&A portion of the interview, Carpenter was asked if he had talked with Blumhouse chief Jason Blum about directing any projects himself. While Carpenter shut down getting behind the camera for a Blumhouse film, he did drop the surprise reveal of The Thing reboot.

“But we’ve talked about — I think he’s going to be working on ‘The Thing,’ rebooting ‘The Thing.’ I’m involved with that, maybe. Down the road.”

Carpenter wouldn’t go into detail about whether the project would be a prequel, sequel, or remake. But considering Blumhouse’s success with soft-rebooting Halloween — bringing back original star Jamie Lee Curtis while introducing a new generation of leads to continue the fight against Michael Myers — it would not be surprising if they went a similar route with The Thing.