Finally the geniuses in Hollywood are making the greatest Saturday morning cartoon that ever existed into a full-length feature film: Hanna-Barbera’s version of the Fantastic Four’s Thing! Or at least that is what it seems like with the news that BILLY ELLIOTT actor Jamie Bell has been cast as the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing in Fox’s upcoming Fantastic Four movie.
Keith David is one of those actors that most people will recognize immediately onscreen (especially after he speaks) but not necessarily know who he is. He has been in everything from cult classic movies to TV shows to cartoons and on the odd chance that people do recall his name they usually get it wrong and call him David Keith (not the same person, folks!).
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 35% (Critics) 51% (Audience)
Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Writers: Ronald D. Moore, Eric Heisserer
Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Ulrich Thomsen
Studio: Universal Pictures
Synopsis: The 1982 John Carpenter directed THE THING is one of the most revered horror movies in the history of horror movies. For my money it is the greatest achievement of Carpenter’s career and the best movie that Kurt Russell has ever had the pleasure of starring in. So it is with all of that heavy praise that the 2011 version of THE THING comes to movies screen across the country. The 2011 movie is a prequel that focuses on the doomed crew of the Norwegian research facility that is discovered by the equally doomed crew of the 1982 movie. The Norwegian’s discover a spaceship buried under the snow covered terrain and a single alien encased in ice. The alien in ice is the impetus for the head of the Norwegian science team to recruit an American paleontologist (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD) to help with the discovery. Before you know it the shape-shifting alien breaks out of the ice and all hell breaks loose.