The Thing Prequel Gets A Red Band Trailer

Universal’s prequel to John Carpenter‘s horror classic The Thing, simply titled The Thing (how original) is just around the corner and the latest red band trailer, provided by Bad Ass Digest is just another stern reminder that the film will most likely suck. Early word was that the film used a lot of practical effects, something that really made the original film that much more innovative, but this latest trailer shows nothing but CGI.

I’m all for remakes, sequels and prequels, even when they are completely unnecessary, but The Thing doesn’t seem to be bringing anything new to the table, making it kind of pointless. There is still a brief chance that it could be something good, but the CGI effects, delayed release and general rip off feeling it gives off really has many fans questioning its overall quality and reason for existence.

The Thing stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton and Ulrich Thomsen. It opens in theaters everywhere on October 14th, 2011.

What are your thoughts on The Thing? Does it look interesting at all or do you think it should have never been allowed to be made?