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It’s not even a year old, and it’s cleaning up at the film festival circuit, so of course some Hollywood bigwig will want to remake it. I’m talking about the Swedish horror vampire flick “Let the Right One In”, which according to Bloody-Disgusting, is currently being eyed for a remake by none other than J.J. Abrams, head honcho of Bad Robot Productions, the same people behind “Cloverfield”. Apparently Abrams has yet to secured the remake rights, but let’s face it, with Abrams’ cache and the promise of mega bucks via the remake rights, the original filmmakers are going to fall over themselves to sign the rights away.
Today we learned that JJ Abrams’ company, Bad Robot, is making a play at the remake rights. Although the company behind Coverfield has yet to gain the rights, it looks like this is a possible home for the US version of the film. Magnet Releasing has acquired domestic home video rights for the pic playing this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, watch for a review in the coming weeks.
Tomas Alfredson’s “Let the Right One In” concerns a bullied teen who makes friends with the girl who just moved in next door. Which is all nice and sweet, except this girl is a hundred-years old vampire who just happens to be trapped in the body of a girl. Together, they make the bullies pay, and a lot of adults end up dead. Good times!
Check out the trailer for the original here if you haven’t seen it yet.