In a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the legendary director talked about his phenomenal career.
He revealed that if there’s one film he wants to make a sequel for, it’s his 1982 masterpiece The Thing.
John Carpenter Wants To Make A Sequel To The Thing
Released in 1982, The Thing tells the story of a team of researchers in Antarctica who must find out who among them is the host of a deadly alien life-form.
Despite a poor critical reception upon release, the film is now widely recognised as one of the best sci-fi horror films ever made.
Carpenter revealed he’d love to do a sequel:
I would like to do a sequel to The Thing, or a continuation, something like that. But I don’t know. See? There are a lot of things in this world I don’t know.
The enthusiasm is definitely there, but Carpenter doesn’t sound wholly convinced that he will get the chance.
Carpenter’s last film, The Ward was released in 2010.
If he is to return to the director’s chair, a sequel to The Thing would be the perfect choice.
The ending of the film was left quite ambiguous, so the scope for a sequel is there.
However, Carpenter’s hesitation doesn’t give us much hope that it will happen.
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