The Ronald D. Moore-scripted prequel to The Thing is not only starting to roll, but it may be picking up a director.

Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. (Zien) is in the running to direct RDM's new movie.


But more interesting than that, BD found out that the main character of this Thing might be R.J. Macready's brother, who was played by bad-ass, flame-throwing Kurt Russell in the John Carpenter's movie.

Hopefully, this movie will explain a little of the backstory about the Norwegians that were hunting down that dangerous alien dog.

[Bloody Disgusting]