You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Morgan Creek pacts on ‘Thing’

Will co-finance creature feature reboot

Morgan Creek Prods. has come aboard to co-finance production of Universal’s upcoming reboot of “The Thing.”

The agreement unveiled Monday provides that the pic will be co-distributed internationally by the two companies.

U will distribute “The Thing” in some international territories on Morgan Creek’s behalf and retain distribution rights in the majority of the world while Morgan Creek will distribute through its network of partners in the remainder. The companies did not specify which territories each would handle.

Universal is releasing “The Thing” in the U.S. on Oct. 14.

Universal currently distributes Morgan Creek’s productions in the U.S., including “Dream House,” directed by Jim Sheridan and due out Sept. 30. Morgan Creek is also in pre-production on a Tupac Shakur biopic.

The new version of “The Thing” has been developed as a prelude to John Carpenter’s film of the same name and is set in Antarctica at a remote outpost where scientists discover a shape-shifting alien creature. (Carpenter movie’s was a remake of 1951 sci-fi classic “The Thing From Another World.”) Pic’s directed by Matthijs van Heijningen and produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman.

More Film

  • Five projects vie for prizes at

    Morelia: Five Projects Vie for Prizes at Pix-in-Post Program Impulso Morelia

    Morgan Creek Prods. has come aboard to co-finance production of Universal’s upcoming reboot of “The Thing.” The agreement unveiled Monday provides that the pic will be co-distributed internationally by the two companies. U will distribute “The Thing” in some international territories on Morgan Creek’s behalf and retain distribution rights in the majority of the world […]

  • 'The Fortress' Review

    Film Review: 'The Fortress'

    Morgan Creek Prods. has come aboard to co-finance production of Universal’s upcoming reboot of “The Thing.” The agreement unveiled Monday provides that the pic will be co-distributed internationally by the two companies. U will distribute “The Thing” in some international territories on Morgan Creek’s behalf and retain distribution rights in the majority of the world […]

  • Courtesy of Vertical Entertainment

    Film Review: 'Never Here'

    Morgan Creek Prods. has come aboard to co-finance production of Universal’s upcoming reboot of “The Thing.” The agreement unveiled Monday provides that the pic will be co-distributed internationally by the two companies. U will distribute “The Thing” in some international territories on Morgan Creek’s behalf and retain distribution rights in the majority of the world […]

  • Busan: Hong Sang-soo Trio Set for

    Busan: Hong Sang-soo Film Trio Set for U.S. Release

    Morgan Creek Prods. has come aboard to co-finance production of Universal’s upcoming reboot of “The Thing.” The agreement unveiled Monday provides that the pic will be co-distributed internationally by the two companies. U will distribute “The Thing” in some international territories on Morgan Creek’s behalf and retain distribution rights in the majority of the world […]

  • Film Victoria Hires Caroline Pitcher as

    Film Victoria Hires Caroline Pitcher as CEO

    Morgan Creek Prods. has come aboard to co-finance production of Universal’s upcoming reboot of “The Thing.” The agreement unveiled Monday provides that the pic will be co-distributed internationally by the two companies. U will distribute “The Thing” in some international territories on Morgan Creek’s behalf and retain distribution rights in the majority of the world […]

  • “The Gaze of the Sea” vies

    Jose Alvarez’s ‘The Gaze of the Sea’ Vies for the Top Docu Prize at Morelia

    Morgan Creek Prods. has come aboard to co-finance production of Universal’s upcoming reboot of “The Thing.” The agreement unveiled Monday provides that the pic will be co-distributed internationally by the two companies. U will distribute “The Thing” in some international territories on Morgan Creek’s behalf and retain distribution rights in the majority of the world […]

  • Anna Karina'All the President's Men' screening

    Lumière Festival: Celluloid Angels to Give Anna Karina Directorial Debut “Vivre Ensemble” 4k Restoration

    Morgan Creek Prods. has come aboard to co-finance production of Universal’s upcoming reboot of “The Thing.” The agreement unveiled Monday provides that the pic will be co-distributed internationally by the two companies. U will distribute “The Thing” in some international territories on Morgan Creek’s behalf and retain distribution rights in the majority of the world […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content