Movie Remakes Compared

Over the past 20 years, there have been more remakes than Hollywood has seen before. Sometimes they turn out fantastic like The Departed (a remake of Infernal Affairs) or True Grit (a remake of the John Wayne western of the same name). But it seems more often there have been duds such as Len Wiseman’s Total Recall, Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, Spike Lee’s Oldboy, and Jose Padilha’s RoboCop.

A new video compares shots from some of these original movies, over two dozen in total, to their more recent remakes. Movies like Let the Right One In, Funny Games, Sleuth, Solaris, The Fly, Cape Fear and more are included. Read More »


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Let the Right One In TV series

Let the Right One In is the latest story to move from film to television. After a bidding war that involved Showtime and A&E, the latter network has won the rights to develop a Let the Right One In TV series. The A&E series will join the network’s stable of other shows that also jump off from films: Bates Motel, based on Psycho, and The Returned, which is a remake of a French series that was, in turn, a remake of a French film. There aren’t many details on the Let the Right One In series, but we’ve got them below. Read More »


Tyler Stout has done a new poster for Let the Right One In for a show organized by design group AllCity Media. The show was organized “to help AllCity celebrate 10 years of design for film,” and features a variety of artists doing new posters for films like Moon, Spirited Away, Old Joy and Let the Right One In. Check out Stout’s design in full, below. Read More »

To celebrate the five year anniversary of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Phantom City Creative has crafted a series of 5 limited edition posts based on some of the popular films which screened at the festival. Each of the posters is a 11? x 17? digital print, with editions of only 66. $20 each but unfortunately the coolest one of the bunch, Let The Right One In, is already sold out. Hit the jump to check out all five posters now.
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First Look: Chloe Moretz in Let Me In


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 »


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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Let Me In Gets October 2010 Release

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Overture Films has announced a release date for Matt ReevesLet 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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Let The Right One In Remake Cast Announced


An official press release from Overture Films has named three stars of Matt Reeves’ Let Me In, adapted from the novel Let the Right One In. They are Kodi Smitt McPhee, Chloe Moretz and Richard Jenkins. There’s lovely for you. Reeves is quouted as saying “Kodi, Chloe, and Richard are my absolute dream cast. I couldn’t be more excited to be working with them.”

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Update: Overture Films has informed us that Philip Seymour Hoffman has not been cast in Let Me In, but did not comment on the other cast names listed in the story. Apparently a press release announcing the full cast will  hit later this week, so keep checking back. The original story follows below:

There’s a very good chance to Philip Seymour Hoffman will be joining the cast of Matt Reeves’ American remake of Let the Right One In, still possibly due to be titled Let Me In. Already on board as Owen, formerly known as Oskar, is Kody Smit McPhee, the little lad from The Road.

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