Let the Right One In Remake is Now Let Me In

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In case you haven’t heard, Tomas Alfredson’s tale of creepy child vampires is getting an American remake by non other than the Bad Robot boys, J.J. Abrams and his “Cloverfield” director, Matt Reeves. As the film gears up to shoot, the title has been changed from “Let the Right One In” to “Let Me In”, because, well, it’s two letters shorter, ain’t it?

The news comes from Bloody-Disgusting, which quotes Production Weekly:

Production Weekly reports that filming is scheduled to begins this May for the film that follows Oscar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire.

I know she’s a little older now, but Dakota Fanning as the child vampire would fit like a glove. Either her, or one of the Olsen Twins. You can’t get any creepier than those two choices right there, folks.

Get your feel of child vampires, bullies, and possibly lots of blood in the snow (as in the original) come 2010, when Overture releases the movie.

Below: It starts with hugging the wall buck nekkid, and before you know it, you’re befriending the vampire chick next door.

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  • LaCaco

    arrrggggghhhh… its so awful how the american culture always has to manipulate and cut good ideas, so it fits to their audience. thats not a racist talk but i think its senseless and dangerous to negate other cultures. and thats what they do most of the time. another example : steven spielberg wants to do a remake of oldboy with will smith as main character?_:-/ its so ridiculous

  • LaCaco

    arrrggggghhhh… its so awful how the american culture always has to manipulate and cut good ideas, so it fits to their audience. thats not a racist talk but i think its senseless and dangerous to negate other cultures. and thats what they do most of the time. another example : steven spielberg wants to do a remake of oldboy with will smith as main character?_:-/ its so ridiculous

  • Alex

    I’m Swedish and I’m honestly PISSED OFF! How the hell can they do this?! This is our pride this is our movie, it’s so sick americans just can’t be happy getting a blowjob from my government, they also need to remake every non-american good movie. It’s like the movie “rec”. The original was very, very good, the american remake made me puke.

    I’m just fifteen (tomorrow sixteen) years old but I can see how the americans are truly taking over the entire world, but still… rather you guys then China.

    And I swear, I will join al-quaida if Dakota Flanning is playing Eli. I will truly join al-quaida if she (or one of the Olson-twins) plays Eli.

    I’m so mad right now and I cannot do anything about this, and I cannot understand WHY THE F**K they need a remake! Yeah, yeah… I’m gonna stop cry now so the fat-ass, american director can it his big fat american apple.

    Alex.

    • Brandon

      I agree with you and I’m american, ha ha. Fortunately I have the movie on netflix and I heard some things about the subtitles being off but fortunately they are not off. Interview with the Vampire used to be my favorite movie until I saw this. Wow is all I can say.
      Peace out.

    • kishka

      Hey I am American, but I totally agree with you. I loved the original movie and because I liked it so much right now I am reading the book. Lundqvist is such an incredible writer. I feel like I am going to puke by the americanization of movie. Oskar has been turned into Owen and Eli- Abby. As we say in the US…this sucks.

    • James

      i’m american but i agree with u 110% bro. this remake is bull. i’m not the biggest fan of foreign films but this shit was fucking amazing! i feel your pain my friend really i do, this shit pisses me off just as much as the next dude. it’s utterly fucking ridiculous. I mean i dont see how the author (i forgot his name, John something) can just stand back and let this remake butcher his hard work. i too am a writer and i’d be pretty damn pissed if someone tried taking my work for their own. there would be fucking hell to pay

      James (triple7vocalist)

    • Thuroquay

      lmfao!! i agree

    • Thuroquay

      lmfao!! i agree

    • Growupalex

      you realize, of course, that hollywood (aka those evil americans) couldn’t remake your precious movie in the first place if your fine, upstanding fellow swedes DIDN’T SELL THEM THE REMAKE RIGHTS IN THE FIRST PLACE. i mean, you understand that, right? hollywood doesn’t remake movies if they can’t buy the rights, and to buy the rights, someone has to sell it to them. you may bitch and moan about it, but the cold hard truth is, your precious fellow swedes COULDN’T WAIT to sell the movie to be remade. so you want to blame someone? blame your fellow countrymen.

      • ivana

        See that was my point. The sweed is gonna make bank and all the lil vampy wannabes are gonna eat it up but I still say the movie sucked. The idea was great but it could have been done better!!!

    • Growupalex

      you realize, of course, that hollywood (aka those evil americans) couldn’t remake your precious movie in the first place if your fine, upstanding fellow swedes DIDN’T SELL THEM THE REMAKE RIGHTS IN THE FIRST PLACE. i mean, you understand that, right? hollywood doesn’t remake movies if they can’t buy the rights, and to buy the rights, someone has to sell it to them. you may bitch and moan about it, but the cold hard truth is, your precious fellow swedes COULDN’T WAIT to sell the movie to be remade. so you want to blame someone? blame your fellow countrymen.

    • Growupalex

      you realize, of course, that hollywood (aka those evil americans) couldn’t remake your precious movie in the first place if your fine, upstanding fellow swedes DIDN’T SELL THEM THE REMAKE RIGHTS IN THE FIRST PLACE. i mean, you understand that, right? hollywood doesn’t remake movies if they can’t buy the rights, and to buy the rights, someone has to sell it to them. you may bitch and moan about it, but the cold hard truth is, your precious fellow swedes COULDN’T WAIT to sell the movie to be remade. so you want to blame someone? blame your fellow countrymen.

    • Funny Adam

      I agree with you to. Im american and i believe there just going to make it worst. Hollywood needs to get some freakin new ideas it piss me off with this remakes and same story but they change it a little to make it seem new. I tired of it.

    • Syela

      I am from the U.S. (Hawaii, to be exact) and even i am pissed that they are making a remake. I thought the original and the book are phenomenal. honestly, i think every foreign movie we try to remake sucks. i wish they didnt do this, but i know a lot of ppl are gonna watch it because everyones in a vampire frenzy. its so irritating, and for those of us who always loved vampires before the twilight movies, are put in the same category as the stupid little girls in love with edward. it drives me nuts.

    • Ivanna

      Well I don’t think they should have done a remake at all!! I don’t appreciate the FAT-Ass Comment since you don’t even know. I am sure the sweed that made this film is gonna make mad bank for this remake. But honestly the first one sucked!!!

    • love1Tif

      I really enjoyed the original, had no idea Hollywood remade it until I was watching it in theaters today. I think everyone here has good points. It is insulting that they remade this movie this soon, however the rights were sold, not stolen, and it is flattery that that movie was re-visited so quickly. I like both versions, being American, I didn’t like see a lil girl naked in the original, but I did feel the orginal was more more detailed and the relationships and characters more details. I often watch foreign horror movies and think the original story line was more detailed. However, what I love about American film is the gore, graphics and horror, shock effect. We like faster story lines in American film. So, I liked both films respectfully, but I do think there should have been more time between each release.

      • Arwen

        I have not see the American/British version yet but I can understand and I already assumed the scene of the little girl dressing was cut out out. Before I read the books I thought that scene was there to say that she was not human (and maybe not needed).

    • Arwen

      I agree with you. I loved Let The Right One In and loved the fact the aurthor of the book was involved with the swedish version. It can realy be debated whether films in Spanish or european laugagues should even be remade by English speaking countries (after all the culture difference is not so big as to not understand what is going on). There realy is no need for a remake. I am not fond of remakes of foreign films usualy since they do not do the original justice. However to be fair The Ring most likely was better in every way then Ringu (yes I saw it and I did not buy the acting or the plot). Esp? realy. But to be fair J horror may now be overated. The only saving grace would be if it did the original justice and brought back real vampires.

    • Mcgonzo2003

      poo on you.

  • Alex

    I’m Swedish and I’m honestly PISSED OFF! How the hell can they do this?! This is our pride this is our movie, it’s so sick americans just can’t be happy getting a blowjob from my government, they also need to remake every non-american good movie. It’s like the movie “rec”. The original was very, very good, the american remake made me puke.

    I’m just fifteen (tomorrow sixteen) years old but I can see how the americans are truly taking over the entire world, but still… rather you guys then China.

    And I swear, I will join al-quaida if Dakota Flanning is playing Eli. I will truly join al-quaida if she (or one of the Olson-twins) plays Eli.

    I’m so mad right now and I cannot do anything about this, and I cannot understand WHY THE F**K they need a remake! Yeah, yeah… I’m gonna stop cry now so the fat-ass, american director can it his big fat american apple.

    Alex.

    • http://yo Brandon

      I agree with you and I’m american, ha ha. Fortunately I have the movie on netflix and I heard some things about the subtitles being off but fortunately they are not off. Interview with the Vampire used to be my favorite movie until I saw this. Wow is all I can say.
      Peace out.

    • kishka

      Hey I am American, but I totally agree with you. I loved the original movie and because I liked it so much right now I am reading the book. Lundqvist is such an incredible writer. I feel like I am going to puke by the americanization of movie. Oskar has been turned into Owen and Eli- Abby. As we say in the US…this sucks.

    • James

      i’m american but i agree with u 110% bro. this remake is bull. i’m not the biggest fan of foreign films but this shit was fucking amazing! i feel your pain my friend really i do, this shit pisses me off just as much as the next dude. it’s utterly fucking ridiculous. I mean i dont see how the author (i forgot his name, John something) can just stand back and let this remake butcher his hard work. i too am a writer and i’d be pretty damn pissed if someone tried taking my work for their own. there would be fucking hell to pay

      James (triple7vocalist)

  • Grandpa M

    This girl (Angela Steele)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHGbWV6xfz8
    is in the loop for the part and would be fantastic. She is 2 years older now.

  • Grandpa M

    This girl (Angela Steele)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHGbWV6xfz8
    is in the loop for the part and would be fantastic. She is 2 years older now.

  • Gregory

    I say keep the same girl from original film.

    I say give it a chance, the original movie left me wanting more and yes it is the best film I’ve ever seen.But were not all blind we know what we want from the film and I’m sure the director knows as well so I say give it a try then decide what is good about it and not.

    Futher more what I meant about what we want and don’t want is that I hope Eli is 100% female without a doubt in this film.And that Oskar is atleast given the choice as to wether or not he would like to become a Vampier.

    If you disagree please let me know.

    • Mervin

      I agree with you. Kare should potray Oskar, so as Lina should also play Eli. There is no one who portray these characters who are so believable.

  • Gregory

    I say keep the same girl from original film.

    I say give it a chance, the original movie left me wanting more and yes it is the best film I’ve ever seen.But were not all blind we know what we want from the film and I’m sure the director knows as well so I say give it a try then decide what is good about it and not.

    Futher more what I meant about what we want and don’t want is that I hope Eli is 100% female without a doubt in this film.And that Oskar is atleast given the choice as to wether or not he would like to become a Vampier.

    If you disagree please let me know.

    • Mervin

      I agree with you. Kare should potray Oskar, so as Lina should also play Eli. There is no one who portray these characters who are so believable.

  • Whoopknacker

    I am very much looking forward to the American version. I really enjoyed the Swedish version. However the author of the book Linqvist has expressed his excitement for the American version. This is not a remake of the Swedish film. Matt already had this movie in mind before the Swedish film came out. I hope every country makes this movie in their native tongue. The dubs are no fun. Please no Dakota Fanning, you need a dark and mysterious girl with wide eyes and younger than Dakota. I think with the American version you will see more of the original story. Kare did such a fantasic job as the boy but was too skinny. There was a reason they called him piggy but in our cultures fat people dont get as much sympathy.

  • Whoopknacker

    I am very much looking forward to the American version. I really enjoyed the Swedish version. However the author of the book Linqvist has expressed his excitement for the American version. This is not a remake of the Swedish film. Matt already had this movie in mind before the Swedish film came out. I hope every country makes this movie in their native tongue. The dubs are no fun. Please no Dakota Fanning, you need a dark and mysterious girl with wide eyes and younger than Dakota. I think with the American version you will see more of the original story. Kare did such a fantasic job as the boy but was too skinny. There was a reason they called him piggy but in our cultures fat people dont get as much sympathy.