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The Hateful Eight Trailer Makes for a Surprisingly Perfect Remake of The Thing

Garrison Dean (who, it has to be mentioned, is a longtime io9 contributor) has discovered that the trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s latest works perfectly with The Thing. Like, I’m disappointed that we got the lackluster 2011 remake instead of this version.


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The 2011 movie was not a remake but a prequel. And despite the studio-mandated decision to replace the practical monsters with CGI, it had a lot of good stuff in it. Like making one of the helicopter guys from Carpenter’s movie into a likable character, the ridiculous attention to detail in replicating the setting based on the ruins from Carpenter movie, and Mary Elizabeth-Winstead.