Remake of Carpenters "The Thing" in the works

See we were right, there won’t be a sequel to "The Thing" as previously rumoured. Instead, The Sci Fi Channel will do a remake of the first film, mini-series style. The story centers on a team of American scientists who discover a bloodthirsty alien life form in the frozen expanse of Antarctica. Swift, stealthy and cunning, this shapeshifting monster assumes the appearance of its victims with the aim of earning the scientists’ trust and decimating the group from the inside. Gary L. Goldman (Minority Report, Total Recall) wrote the miniseries. Kurt Russell won’t be involved were assuming.