It's not human. Yet.

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.

  • 1 hr 43 minRHDSD
  • Oct 14, 2011
  • Horror

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  • ERIC CHRISTIAN OLSENAdam Finch

    Eric Christian Olsen was born on May 31, 1977 in Eugene, Oregon, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003), Fired Up! (2009) and Cellular (2004). He has been married to Sarah Wright since June 23, 2012. They have two children.
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  • Mary Elizabeth WinsteadKate Lloyd

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an actress known for her versatile work in a variety of film and television projects. Possibly most known for her role as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), she has also starred in critically acclaimed independent films such as Smashed (2012), for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination, as well as genre fare like Final Destination 3 (2006) and Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof (2007). Winstead was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina but largely raised in Sandy, Utah, which is where she discovered a love for the performing arts. She grew up training to be a ballerina and attended the Joffrey Ballet School training program at the age of 12. It was also around this time that she began to pursue a career in acting and soon started working steadily in television and film. Winstead is also a recording artist and performs under the name "Got a Girl" alongside producer Dan the Automotor.
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  • Joel EdgertonCarter

    Joel Edgerton was born on June 23, 1974 in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia, to Marianne (van Dort) and Michael Edgerton, who is a solicitor and property developer. His brother is filmmaker Nash Edgerton. His mother is a Dutch immigrant. Joel went to Hills Grammar School in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, and after leaving, he attended Nepean Drama School in 1994. Joel has done many projects on stage and off, but most people will recognize him from his work on the Australian television series The Secret Life of Us (2001), in which he played William McGill. This gave him his first big break through in the television industry. For this role, he was nominated in 2001 for an AFI Award. As well as "The Secret Life of Us", he has also appeared in other television projects such as The Three Stooges (2000), Dossa and Joe (2002), Secret Men's Business (1999), Never Tell Me Never (1998) and Saturn's Return (2001). Joel has done a lot of work on the theatrical stage having played King Henry in "Henry V", Prince Hal in "Henry III", and others including "Road", "Third World Blues" and "Dead White Males". As well as acting, he has also starred, co-written and produced the short movie Bloodlock (1998). His first international break came from when he played Uncle Owen Lars in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002). Since then, he has also starred in Ned Kelly (2003), King Arthur (2004), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and Kinky Boots (2005).
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  • KIM BUBBSJuliette

    Kim Bubbs was born in Oakville, Ontario Canada to an English Canadian father and a French Canadian mother. She has a younger brother. Kim graduated from Ryerson Theatre School and, in a little over a year, was nominated for a Gemini Award (Canada's version of the Emmy Award). Kim works in English, French and Spanish. She recently completed work on the upcoming Dreamworks animated feature Mr. Peabody and Sherman. She also starred alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton in the highly anticipated prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 cult classic The Thing (Universal Pictures), as well as appearing in the film On The Road (Official Selection Cannes 2013) by acclaimed director Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries). Kim also appeared as a series regular in the medical drama Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, for HBO Canada. Her other professional credits include: Insecurity (CBC), The Foundation (Showcase), Her Only Child (Lifetime USA), Sophie (CBC) and the hit animated series Sailor Moon (UPN). Kim has also lent her voice to characters in the successful video game series Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Shaun White: Skateboarding and Snowboarding (1&2) and the Assassin's Creed series of games. In French, Kim starred in Francoeur, a television series that aired for four seasons on one of Canada's French language channels, Radio-Canada.
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  • STIG HENRIK HOFFPeder

    Stig Henrik Hoff was born on February 4, 1965 in Vadsø, Norway. He is an actor, known for The Thing (2011), Into the White (2012) and Burnt by Frost (1997). He has been married to Sølje Bergmann since August 28, 2010. They have three children.
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  • ULRICH THOMSENDr. Sander Halvorson