‘Who Goes There?’ Novel to Get New Film Adaptation from Universal and Blumhouse

by Mark McCurley

This just in, Universal Studio and Blumhouse Productions will be creating a new screen adaptation of John W. Campbell, Jr.’s Who Goes There? following three previous renditions, the most famous being John Carpenter’s The Thing from 1982.

It was discovered in 2018 according to a Kickstarter campaign that Who Goes There? was actually a shortened version of a larger novel previously written by Campbell. The expanded work, that included an entirely different opening and titled Frozen Hell, was found in a box of manuscripts sent by Campbell to Harvard University. The discovery was made by author and biographer Alec Nevala-Lee, during his research on a biography of Campbell and other authors from the Golden Age of Science Fiction.

The new film will take more inspiration from the extended novel than previous versions.

The novella’s first screen adaptation was in 1951 with The Thing From Another World, the 1982 John Carpenter film and the prequel also called The Thing in 2011.

Are you excited for a new version of The Thing? Check back soon for updates.

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