Thing prequel star says film will be slow, paranoid and Norwegian

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

It's been a little while since we've heard any new info about the prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing, but now, thanks to Mary Elizabeth Winstead, we finally have our first details. (Three of them, in fact.)

Here's what she had to say:

1. "It's a really great, slow-burn sci-fi action film—it's sort of creepy and refreshing in terms of the other horror sci-fi films that have been out lately. I think it's something new and fun, so I'm excited."

2. "It's set in the same time, in the '80s, and it takes place in Antarctica at a Norwegian base there, so it's a largely Norwegian cast aside from myself, Joel Edgerton and Eric Olsen."

3. "It starts off really slow, then this paranoia builds to when we realize this creature has broken out and is becoming different people and taking on the shape of the people in the base."

We don't really have enough info yet to determine whether this thing (pun intended) will be any good, but we're certainly looking forward to what Carpenter makes of it and hope Winstead will enjoy better box-office success than she's currently seeing.

(via The Press Association)