"Well, it's a prequel and definitely the Norwegian base is modeled on the base you see in the Carpenter film. Being a prequel you'll see a lot of tie-ins as to how the base comes to be the way it is in the Carpenter film, being so destroyed, and that evidence you see in the Carpenter film, We'll get a glimpse into that."
He adds that producers Eric Newman and Marc Abraham as well as director Matthijs van Heijningen "have such respect for the original film that they're not trying to do a remake, they're just trying to pay homage to the original and also do the right thing with what I think is a real cool way in to doing that, and revisiting the material.".
Ronald D. Moore and Eric Heisserer's script sees Mary Elizabeth Winstead play a Ph.D. candidate who joins a Norwegian research team in Antarctica after it discovers an alien ship in the ice. When a trapped organism is freed and begins a series of attacks, she is forced to team with a blue-collar mercenary helicopter pilot (Edgerton ) to stop the rampage.
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