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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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 »
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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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 »
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.
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Overture Films has announced a release date for Matt Reeves‘ Let Me In, the American adaptation of Let the Right One In. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on October 1st, 2010. Currently shooting in New Mexico, the film directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Oscar® nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor). They have also sent out the first official plot synopsis, which you can read after the jump.
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Overture Films has sent out an official press release announcing that principal photography began today on Let Me In, Matt Reeves’ adaptation/remake of Let the Right On. The press release mentions a few new additions to the cast, which include Elias Koteas (Shutter Island) as the policeman, Cara Buono (Kelli Moltisanti in “The Sopranos”) as Owen’s mother and Sasha Barrese (The Hangover) as Virginia. It was previously announced that Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Moretz would play the leads Owen and Abby and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor) would play the guardian of “Abby”.
The release points out that “while the new film will pay respect to the original Swedish version, [the filmmakers] intend to forge a unique identity for Let Me In, placing it firmly in an American context.” But we already knew this. President and CEO of Hammer Films Simon Oakes provides a quote, saying that the “The brilliance of [the original] story deserves to be seen by audiences on a wide scale and we are excited that the pieces are in place to make that a reality.”
I know a lot of people are violently against this remake, but I am very happy with the talent that has come together to make it happen. And at very least, Let Me In will hopefully help mainstream America find Tomas Alfredson’s 2008 Swedish film. And lets face it, audiences outside of the film geek circles really need to see that film. Read the full press release after the jump.
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