My THE THING (1982) remake cast

by TheSonomaDude | created - 25 Jul 2011 | updated - 25 Jul 2011 | Public

We all know that there will be a prequel to The Thing in October. Lets say...5 years later, they decided to make a remake of the 1982 film, and they hired me as the casting agent.

Though, I'm not saying I want it too happen, I'm just doing this for pure fun. Don't be an @$$hole and take it the wrong way.

1. Josh Brolin

Actor | No Country for Old Men

Rugged features and a natural charm have worked for Josh Brolin, the son of actor James Brolin. He has played roles as a policeman, a hunter, and the President of the United States.

Brolin was born February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California, to Jane Cameron (Agee), a Texas-born wildlife activist,...

MacReady

2. Laurence Fishburne

Actor | The Matrix

One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer.

His ...

Childs

3. James Woods

Actor | Vampires

James Howard Woods was born on April 18th, 1947 in Vernal, Utah, the son of Martha A. (Smith) and Gail Peyton Woods, a United States Army intelligence officer who died during Woods' childhood. James is of Irish, English, and German descent. He grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, with his mother and ...

Commander Garry

4. Daran Norris

Actor | Team America: World Police

Daran Norris was born on November 1, 1964 in Ferndale, Washington, USA as Daran Morrison Nordland. He is an actor, known for Team America: World Police (2004), The Fairly OddParents (2001) and Bolt (2008). He was previously married to Mary Elizabeth McGlynn.

Palmer

5. Chris Rock

Actor | Top Five

Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (Tingman), a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped, and Julius Rock, a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman, whose own father was a preacher.

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Nauls

I think he could pull of the "young funky black bro" good.

6. Dan Hicks

Actor | Darkman

Dan Hicks was born on July 19, 1951 in Pontiac, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Darkman (1990), Evil Dead II (1987) and Intruder (1989).

Norris

though he looks kinda like Clark or Bennings in this picture...

7. Ron Howard

Actor | Arrested Development

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.

Howard ...

Bennings

8. Michael Caine

Actor | The Dark Knight

Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean ...

Dr. Blair

9. Fred Ward

Actor | Short Cuts

A marvelous character actor with intense eyes, a sly grin and somewhat grizzled appearance, Golden Globe-winner Fred Ward has nearly 90 appearances under his belt in many tremendous films. He first became interested in acting after serving three years in the US Air Force and studied at New York's ...

Dr. Copper

10. Michael Gross

Actor | Family Ties

Michael Gross was born in 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, to Virginia Ruth (Cahill), a telephone operator, and William Oscar Gross, a tool designer. He was involved with a gang for a couple of years during high school before becoming a better student. He went on to be senior class president. Received an...

Fuchs

11. Shea Whigham

Actor | Take Shelter

Born in Florida, educated at Purchase, and coming from the NYC based theatre scene, Shea Whigham's big break came when director Joel Schumacher cast him opposite Colin Farrell in Tigerland (2000). Since then he has racked up impressive credits working with such legendary Hollywood directors as ...

Windows

12. Gunnar Hansen

Actor | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

He was born in Reykjavik, Iceland and moved to the United States at the age of 5. Gunnar lived in Maine till he was 11, then his family moved to Texas, where he went to high school and then the University of Texas. He majored in English and mathematics and then went to graduate school in ...

Norweigien Dude 1

13. Harold Jarvis

Actor | The Escopeta Boy

Harold Jarvis is an actor, known for The Escopeta Boy (2011), El Sonoma (2008) and The Wrong Line (2011).

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