John Carpenter Is ‘Sworn To Secrecy,’ But Teases A Sequel To His Horror Classic

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.

As you can see in this video (hat tip to Creepy Catalog), Carpenter said, “I have been sworn to secrecy, okay, because there may be, I don’t know if there will be, there may be a ‘Thing 2.'”

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.

Watch this space for updates!

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