Get it? Because one of the actors signed up for the Matt Reeves-directed (and J.J. Abrams-produced) remake of the Swedish vampire horror movie “Let the Right One In” (since retitled “Let me in” and re-set in a sleepy Colorado town) is Kodi Smit-McPhee, who stars in “The Road”? And the other kid is Chloe Moretz, Hit-Girl herself from “Kick-Ass”? But I digress.
The official word is that Aussie kid Smit-McPhee, who earlier this year talked about auditioning for the role of a bullied boy who befriends a vampire, has landed the gig of Owen. Moretz, who is getting mighty bloody in her young movie career, will play Abby, the new girl in town who turns out to be a vampire. She teaches Owen how to fight back against the bullies, with bloody results.
Adult guy Richard Jenkins is also in line to play Abby’s adult ward, a character named Hakan in the Tomas Alfredson original. The remake will be based on Alfredson’s movie, which was itself based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
Shooting on the decidedly un-“Twilight”-like vampire movie is scheduled for this Fall in New Mexico.