Flash forward to 2018, there was a discovery found by John Betancourt. It was reported that there is an actual novel-length version to the Who Goes There? novella. Mr. Betancourt went to Kickstarter to fund the release of the latest discovery. He titled the novel-length version Frozen Hell.
Here is a quote from John Betancourt explaining his discovery of the manuscript:
“In 1938, acclaimed science fiction author John W. Campbell published the novella Who Goes There?, about a team of scientists in Antarctica who discover and are terrorized by a monstrous, shape-shifting alien entity. The story would later be adapted into John Carpenter’s iconic movie The Thing (following an earlier film adaptation in 1951). The published novella was actually an abridged version of Campbell’s original story, called Frozen Hell, which had to be shortened for publication. The Frozen Hell manuscript remained unknown and unpublished for decades, and it was only recently rediscovered.”
“Frozen Hell expands the Thing story dramatically, giving vital backstory and context to an already incredible tale.”
Now, Blumhouse and Universal Studio are interested in adapting this novel into a movie. The studios are quite excited about its existence and eager to get the project going. It appears that Alan Donnes will produce it.
Novelpro Junkie will keep you posted when more news become available. In the meanwhile get your copy of Frozen Hell by John Betancourt and read why the most successful studios are eager to adapt it into a horror movie.
Source material: bloody-disgusting.com