Universal Pictures' The Thing, a prequel to John Carpenter's similarly titled The Thing (just to confused things), will be released on April 29, 2011.
Two weeks prior, Dimension will drop Scream 4 into theaters on April 15, so there's some breathing room between the two films.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton and Jonathan Lloyd Walker star in The Thing directed by Matthijs van Heijningen. Look for a set report closer to release. For a full plot synopsis, click on the title above.
Source: Shock Till You Drop