Matt Reeves Talks Let the Right One In Remake

The LATimes currently has a feature on director Matt Reeves, who first stomped onto the big screen with the monster movie “Cloverfield” for producer J.J. Abrams. Reeves’ latest is adapting the Swedish supernatural thriller “Let the Right One In”, about a vampire who befriends a bullied 12-year old boy. The remake has since been retitled “Let Me In”, a more faithful translation of the original novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist from which the first movie was based, says the article.

Reeves says about the original:

“I was just hooked. I was so taken with the story and I had a very personal reaction. It reminded me a lot of my childhood, with the metaphor that the hard times of your pre-adolescent, early adolescent moment, that painful experience is a horror.”

According to the article, Reeves is currently in his second draft of the script, and is getting ready to shoot the film in cold climates like the original movie. He also says that he’ll be setting the movie in a Reagan-era Colorado town. Not having read the book or seen the original movie, I haven’t a clue why the film needs to be set in the time of Reagan, but hopefully there will be a reason, and not just to bash the gipper. He is dead, you know.

Look for “Let Me In” in 2010.

Below: “Chick vampires dig the bandage.”