With the Lost finale still fresh in our minds, the erstwhile Mr. Eko, Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje, who turned down a chance to reprise his role in said finale, isn’t dwelling on that decision, as he’s already lined up his next gig. ShockTillYouDrop has word that Adewale has signed onto The Thing prequel, which is already shooting in Canada. AAA will portray the role of “Derek.” No other info is known about the role at this point.
The Thing is being directed by Dutch filmmaker, Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., and stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton and Jonathan Lloyd Walker and focuses on the Norwegian Antarctic expedition that first discovered the Thing in the ice before it ultimately made its way to the American base to party with MacReady and the gang. AAA was most recently seen as Heavy Duty in G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra. He also has Faster coming up with Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino and fellow Lost alumnus, Maggie Grace.