New writer tapped to revise Ron Moore's The Thing?

Bloody-Disgusting reported that writer Eric Heisserer has been hired to rewrite Ronald Moore's script for The Thing, a prequel film to John Carpenter's 1982 horror movie of the same name.

Without citing a source, the site reports that Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment have tapped Heisserer, whom the site earlier reported was also tapped to rewrite Wesley Strick's screenplay for the upcoming remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. is attached to direct The Thing, which follows scientists in the Antarctic as they are confronted by a shape-shifting alien who can assume the appearance of anyone.

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