There was no beating around the bush when it came to 'The Thing' at the New York Comic-Con earlier today. As soon as the applause died down, director Matthijs van Heijningen introduced a brand-new teaser that no one had ever seen before. And, as the eagle-eyed among us noted, the stars on the panel -- Joel Edgerton,Eric Christian Olsen,Ulrich Thomsen and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje -- also stood up to take a peek, because none of them had ever seen it either.

This tasty morsel gave us a glimpse of what happened before the Thing descended on MacReady (Kurt Russell) and his crew in John Carpenter's 1982 movie 'The Thing.' After Adam Goodman (Christian Olsen) convinces his friend and colleague Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) to go to Antarctica with him to investigate, well, something, they meet up with a team of Norwegian scientists to figure out what the heck is hidden in a mysterious block of ice. Unfortunately for pilots Sam Carter (Edgerton) and Derek Jameson (Akinnuoye-Agbaje), they get stuck on the site as well when all hell breaks out of that ice. Or, as we saw in the teaser, when Dr. Sander Halvorson (Thomsen) drills into it, releasing this shape-shifting terror among them. Tentacles, a giant blowtorch, and plenty of terror follow hot on the heels of this discovery as the Thing makes itself at home among the scientists.

So what we did find out about the movie? Find out after the jump.
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The Thing
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After Norwegian researchers discover an alien ship buried in the ice, paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary... Read More