Oscar winner Michael Giacchino (Up, Lost) has been hired to compose the original score for Let Me In, writer/director Matt Reeves’ english-language adaptation of John Lindquists’ best-selling Swedish novel “Lat den Ratte Komme In” and the critically-acclaimed film Let the Right One In. Read the press release after the jump.
Posted on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 by David Chen
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Posted on Monday, July 5th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Last week we saw the first international trailer for Let Me In, the American remake of Let the Right One In. Now there’s a UK poster that sports a minimal, bloody design. But the US distributor of the film is in trouble, and after the heads of the company resigned last week, will we have to wait some time for the marketing push to begin in the States? Read More »
Ever since Matt Reeves’ Let Me In (a remake of Let the Right One In) was first announced, I’ve been simultaneously excited and fearful about the anticipated results. My hope was that an American remake could help bring attention to Tomas Alfredson’s Swedish original. But that film was so understated and sublime, I didn’t know if Reeves would trample all over it.
Now the international trailer for has hit the web and it looks…surprisingly faithful? Hit the jump to check it out and leave your thoughts in the comments.
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Overture Films have sent over high resolution digital files of the first three photos from the Let The Right One In remake/adaptation Let Me In, directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Oscar®nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor).
As you may recall, we posted these images over the past few days in low res (and in one case, a magazine scan). Check out both images in pristine quality, after the jump.
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Posted on Saturday, May 8th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Yesterday we saw the first image from Let Me In, the new adaptation of the same novel that spawned the Swedish film Let the Right One In. The first image showed only Chloe Moretz as Abby, the vampiric young girl who forms an odd friendship with Owen, a boy in her new apartment complex.
Now there’s a new image that shows both Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee, who plays Owen. If you’ve seen the Swedish film you’ll recognize this as nearly a dead-on recreation of one scene. Does that help ease concerns about the nature of this new version? Read More »
News of a remake of Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In generated a lot of heat, and no small amount of anger. (The remake was announced before the original had been properly released in the US.) But some of the bile dissolved when people got a chance to see Let Me In star Chloe Moretz in Kick-Ass. Hey, this kid’s pretty good! Maybe this remake won’t be so bad after all. So will this first look at Moretz as Abby, the ‘not really a child’ at the center of the film, sway opinions yet again? Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 16th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Dark Horse Comics has announced that they will create a companion graphic novel for Hammer Films’ upcoming suspense thriller Let Me In, an american adaptation of Tomas Alfredson‘s Swedish film Let the Right One In. As you know, Let Me In is written and directed by Cloverfield helmer Matt Reeves.
While the storyline of the companion graphic novel is being kept under wraps, Dark Horse Comics and writer Marc Andreyko (Manhunter, Predators) are working with Hammer to create a chilling and exciting comic that will incorporate some of the film’s characters and mythology with some fresh themes. The Let Me In graphic novel will be distributed in stores in conjunction with its theatrical release from Overture Films in October 2010.
We also have an early look at the film’s official plot synopsis (although it isn’t too far off from the original):
Let Me In, tells a terrifying tale about an alienated 12-year old boy named Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Oscar® nominee Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owens’s age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.
You can read the full press release, after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, March 11th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Just as the teaser hits for the new Twilight movie, here’s word on a film that could be the polar opposite of Eclipse. Directed by Matt Reeves, Let Me In is the remake (or re imagining, as some have said) of the Swedish film Let the Right One In. It stars Chloë Moretz, who is also in Kick-Ass. As she starts to promote that film, she’s talking a bit about Let Me In, and describing a take on vampires that is quite different from that of Twilight. Read More »
Let Me In Director Matt Reeves Offers Further Thoughts on Remaking a Cult Classic, Defends Against Twilight Comparisons
Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 by Devindra Hardawar
More than a year ago, we ran a story explaining why Cloverfield director Matt Reeves wanted to remake the beloved Swedish horror film, Let the Right One In. His personal take on the material led me to believe that perhaps Let Me In could actually end up being a worthwhile American take on the material. Reeves recently spoke to MTV, and offered more insight into his personal connection with the story. He also offered up some thoughts on the inevitable comparisons to other vampire properties like Twilight.