While The Thing prequel has already wrapped, producer Eric Newman sat down for a Q&A session with the folks over at io9 to discuss another John Carpenter remake – They Live.

According to Newman one of the things they’re considering changing is the use of the sunglasses, an element so critical in the original that it’s almost inconceivable without it. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

“…we’re kind of exploring different versions of what is that thing that
allows you to see. But I’m not going to tell you what it is… it might be something different than sunglasses”

The best thing to remember is that it’s so preliminary nothing is set in stone. They have a writer – Dan Weiss – but Newman goes on to say the remake is still a few years away at best. Regardless, the sunglasses are so connected with the original they’d be crazy not to include them.