Remember John Carpenter's The Thing? That's right, the movie that for a time made people just a little bit suspicious of their own dogs, blood tests, and Wilford Brimley. Earlier this year, seeming confirmation of a long-rumored remake caused something of a stir among devoted fans of the original. Well, rest easy, lovers of the decapitated-head-spider! Director Marc Abraham recently told Latino Review that it's not a remake, after all. He also says that it's "'more of a prequel than a sequel'" and that it will be about "'the events leading up to the 1982 film.'"