Belfast Telegraph

Winstead 'excited' about The Thing

Mary Elizabeth Winstead can't wait for her next film, The Thing, to be released.

The US actress, who currently stars in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, takes the lead role of feisty scientist Kate Lloyd in the sci-fi horror.

"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," she said.

The Thing - billed as the prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 cult classic - is set for release in 2011.

Mary Elizabeth explained: "It's a prequel to the John Carpenter version so 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.

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

:: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is in cinemas now.


From Belfast Telegraph