Magazine article Screen International

Universal, Morgan Creek to Co-Finance the Thing

Magazine article Screen International

Universal, Morgan Creek to Co-Finance the Thing

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Universal Pictures and Morgan Creek Productions are to co-finance The Thing and will split duties on international distribution.

The studio is set to release the thriller in North America next month per its arrangement to handle domestic on Morgan Creek product. Universal Pictures International will distribute in select markets on behalf of Morgan Creek, however the parties had not confirmed the specific territory breakdown at time of writing.

Hot Australian actor Joel Edgerton from Animal Kingdom, who can be seen in Lionsgate's new release Warrior, stars in the story of an Antarctic research outpost overrun by paranoia when a creature is unleashed with the ability to replicate into any living being.

Matthijs van Heijningen directed The Thing, conceived as a prelude to John Carpenter's 1982 film of the same name. …

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