The LATimes has an article and two more images from Matt Reeves’ upcoming “Let Me In”, his remake of the Swedish vampire horror movie “Let the Right One In” (both will be based on the original novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also adapted the Swedish version for screen). I originally didn’t want to ruin the fact that the girl in the movie (played by Chloe Moretz, the official image of her was released last week here), but if even the LATimes is going to mention it, I suppose it’s not really much of a spoiler.
Having said that, “Let Me In” is about a lonely 12-year-old boy (played by “The Road’s” Kodi Smit-McPhee) who discovers that the sweet, shy girl next door (Moretz) he has become smitten with happens to be a really old vampire in the body of a teenage girl. Moretz looks perfect for the part; it was either her, or Dakota Fanning from 3-4 years ago.
Reeves (pictured above, directing the movie on set) has not exactly gotten a lot of fanboy support for the remake. Besides the fact that the original is only 2 years old (about one year old when the remake was announced), the original was very well received by the Internet and fanboy community. He tells the LATimes:
“I think because of ‘Cloverfield,’ people have an assumption, which is, ‘Oh, crazy handicam, he’s going to jazz it up.’ And I think that’s probably what a lot of people were afraid of when they thought of the most cynical version. And that’s the last thing we tried to do. We tried to create the approaching, foreboding dread of movies like ‘The Shining,’ where you feel like something wicked is unraveling and it’s not going to end well. That’s what I responded to about the original, the juxtaposition of those tones, this very disturbing story but at the center of it there are these very tender emotions. That’s a very unusual mix, and that’s what drew me in and dug into me.”
However it turns out, “Let me In” arrives in theaters later this year on October 1, 2010. Check out the other new image from the movie, featuring stars Chloe Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee below.
Get more images and videos at our “Let Me In” preview page.