Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald Moore brings “The Thing” back to life…

According to Variety a prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 horror “The Thing” is in the works.

The film will be set in a Norwegian research camp and will follow the first discovery of the shape-shifting alien and how it overcame the camp’s inhabitants.

Battlestar Galactica executive producer/the one true god Ron Moore has been hired to write the re-imagining. It will reportedly be inspired by John W. Campbell Jr.’s original short story Who Goes There, which influenced Carpenter’s film and Howard Hawks’s original The Thing From Another World.

Matthijs Van Heijningen will direct the project, with Eric Newman and Marc