Sean Penn is one of those actors that can star in any movie he wants. He’s got enough clout that, if he wants to star in anything from Secretariat to Saw, he can. However, it’s precisely because he doesn’t do that that we go to see his movies. We know that when Sean Penn picks a project, it’s a good one. That luxury is the reason we should reserve judgment when looking at the photos from the set of his new movie. Penn is currently shooting This Must Be The Place in the Diamond District of New York City with director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) where he stars as a “bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father’s executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.,” according to the IMDB. Hit the jump for more on the project and even more photos from the set. Read More »
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Somewhere along the line, Director Matt Reeves had seen our coverage of Let Me In, and had enjoyed our enthusiasm yet hesitant intelligent debate (thanks Adam) regarding the film. So when I saw Matt in Austin, he decided to give us a cool exclusive. Reeves showed me an intense deleted sequence from the film, and he somehow convinced Overture Films to let us post it to help promote the film.
While the deleted sequence would have taken place a bit late in the film, it really doesn’t spoil anything. So as Matt suggested, you could watch this clip without having seen the movie. In the scene, Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz) shows Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) how she became what she is. And yes, we did get a chance to chat with Matt about the clip, and get a full explanation of why this didn’t make the final cut.
Watch the scene now and listen to Matt’s explanation, after the jump!
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In just a couple of weeks, we can all start arguing in earnest about the merits of Let Me In, the new version of Let the Right One In, directed by Matt Reeves. Word out of festivals so far has been mixed to good, with many saying the film stands on its own. Until then we can enjoy some pretty good marketing designs for the film, like the new UK quad poster pictured in part above.
I’m not certain if this poster was designed by All City Media, the company that did the lovely original quad for Let the Right One In. But this new design sure bears a striking resemblance to the Tyler Stout redesigned poster for Let the Right One In, which was recently part of AllCity’s gallery show AllCity Redrawn. Hm.
Either way, it’s about the nicest ‘floating heads’ poster you’re likely to see this weekend. See the full image after the break. Read More »
Update: I’ve spoken with a rep at Overture, who denies that there is any story here.
Not a huge piece of info here, but there’s a report from The Playlist that Steven Soderbergh‘s film Haywire (formerly Knockout) is leaving LionsGate for Overture. Ryan Kavanaugh produced the film and now owns Overture, which he picked up not long ago when the distributor was close to failing. So there’s a connection there; while we don’t know all the reasons the switch would be made, the Kavanaugh link isn’t insignificant. Read More »
Overture Films/Hammer Films have finally premiered Matt Reeves‘ big screen adaptation Let Me In, a remake of the critically acclaimed book/2008 Swedish film Let The Right On In. Many of you might be curious how this film ended turning out. I know a lot of people were angry this was even being made in the first place. How was it? I recorded a video blog with Alex of FirstShowing, and you can watch it after the jump.
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Just in case you haven’t yet gotten your fill of trailers, clips and posters for Let Me In, Cloverfield director Matt Reeves‘ adaptation/remake of Let the Right One In, Overture has released more of each to make sure that you do.
Check them all out after the break. Read More »
We don’t post a lot of clips these days. Mostly because I (and Peter, I believe) try to avoid watching them, so as not to spoil films any more than necessary before we see them. So why am I posting this clip from Let Me In? Because it’s part of what we were shown at Comic Con this year, and was very helpful in convincing me that this is a movie to be taken seriously. Hopefully some of you might feel the same.
In addition, there’s a really nice new French poster for the film, which you can see after the break. Read More »
Briefly: Let Me In, the Matt Reeves-directed remake/alternate take on Let the Right One In, will be the opening night film at this year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX. The film will premiere at a red carpet event on Thursday, Sept 23 at the Paramount Theatre in Austin. The film stars Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass), Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Elias Koteas (Shutter Island) and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), at least some of whom will be in attendance, along with Matt Reeves.
“We are truly honored that Fantastic Fest has chosen to open their festival with the U.S. premiere of Let Me In. It is incredibly exciting to be able to present the film to an audience who I know are just as passionate about John Ajvide Linqvist’s story as I am,” said director Matt Reeves.
Let Me In joins other Fantastic Fest programming like Ip Man 2, Outrage, Rubber, The Violent Kind and more. The film will first appear at the Toronto Film Fesival; it opens in the US on October 1. After the break, see a new image courtesy of the TIFF website. Read More »
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