During a Q&A at last weekend’s Texas Frightmare Weekend, a fan asked Carpenter if Keith David’s Childs, who’s last seen sharing a bottle of J&B whiskey with Kurt Russell’s MacReady, has been assimilated by the creature at the end of the movie. Carpenter always dodges this question, but this time he gave a more intriguing answer.
Would Carpenter take the reins once again? Carpenter hasn’t made a feature since 2010’s “The Ward,” but he told the Texas Frightmare crowd that he recently directed a shot-in-Prague series titled “John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams” remotely. Carpenter is five years younger than contemporary Martin Scorsese, who just completed a three-and-a-half-hour epic, so who’s to say he’s not up for another gooey go-round with “The Thing?” This is all highly speculative, but the notion of Carpenter reteaming with Russell and David (even if they’re human popsicles) is too delicious to ignore.
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