Variety reported in November 2006 that Ronald Moore is writing the script for the Universal Pictures remake of John Carpenter's sci-fi horror movie The Thing (1982). The original movie featured a shapeshifting extraterrestrial creature that menaced researchers at an Antarctic science station. That film was a remake of The Thing From Another World (1951). The inspiration for that movie came from a 1938 short story, "Who Goes There?" by noted sci-fi author John W. Campbell Jr.