Posted - 11 December 2012 : 11:58:35
JC are the initials (J W Campbell and John Carpenter), and now, finally, the hero enters, Jeff Cunning. The original film was more of a monster mad slasher film with no computers and special effects and animation allowing for a realistic metamorphosis for the camera. Then JC John Carpenter took The Thing to new dimensions with shape shifting mad slasher shock horror and suspense that grabs you by the bones. However, the ending is screaming for a sequel, and so Enter Jeff Cunning...Enjoy
Thing 3: Enter Cunning
story by DUXe and Ayko...Willy Luke Muschiol
based on the film John Carpenter's The Thing filmscript by Bill Lancaster
based on the short story Who Goes There? by J W Campbell jr.
After destroying the research station with the Thing and left with nowhere to go, the two Antarctic researchers, MacReady and Childs, who survived to the end of John Carpenter's film, freeze to death. When all contacts to the destroyed research station are lost, a rescue team is sent to investigate in the spring. The frozen corpses are found and brought to a military base for an autopsy and hand over to next of kin. The frozen body of Childs is in reality the Thing and revives after thawing. The Thing shapeshifts as a medical officer and makes it's way to the big city.
Enter Jeff Cunning, space travelling hunter who has been searching for the Thing for a very long time after tracking systems could not pinpoint it's location while frozen in the glaciers of the Antarctica. Now Cunning has a time and a planet located. Just as Cunning arrives the readings stop tracking. The readings do return but are too scrambled due to the number of cell phone waves within the atmosphere of Earth but, at least he has the planet and proper date in time.
Cunning ventures to the planet surface. He reviews news media reports until one event catches his attention about a homeless person who claims to have seen a hideous monster kill her friend. Cunning makes his way the big city. A wild hour of night stalking and hunting with action, suspense, identity changes throughout the big city as the Thing is able to always stay one step ahead of Cunning and authorities. Also, because of cell phone interference Cunning's tracking device is rendered virtually useless during the day hours forcing Cunning to stalk the Thing at night in a suspenseful and scary trip. (Specifics to these scenes can be supplied upon request.)
The climax begins as the Thing infiltrates the Pentagon in the form of an executive. Cunning, following the Thing's path of death, also gains access to the Pentagon metamorphosizing himself like The Thing. He too is a shapeshifter.
The story reveals how Cunning is the only survivor of a folk of shapeshifters now all but extinct due to an ugly cosmic war long ago. During the war crazed cross breeding of shapeshifting prisoners from Cunning's folk and very wild, aggressive and deadly creatures, sort of like giant Killer Bees, from a neighboring planet. A colony of Things wiped out both sides except for Hunter who had been on a deep space exploration mission. Cunning has been hunting down the last Thing left after he hunted down and killed the others. He has dedicated the rest of his existence to destroy the Thing before another folk is rendered extinct.
The climax pits Cunning and the Thing in a wild battle within the Pentagon leading to another wild battle above and below the atmosphere after the Thing escapes the Pentagon in a secret new experimental spaceship and Cunning returns to his ship.
A story with much potential, for example, the Thing is female and is able to get a DNA sample of Cunning to combine with a nest of her eggs she lays on the stolen Pentagon spaceship. I hope that is enough for now to raise interest in this storyline.