Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The LA Times reports that Cloverfield director Matt Reeves is set to helm Let Me In, an American remake of Let the Right One In, the touching, blackly funny and very, very creepy Swedish picture about a boy who discovers that the cute, seemingly sweet girl who recently moved into his neighborhood is actually a vampire.
Reeves assures fans of the original he has no plans to Twilight-ify it, to make it more commercial.
"There's definitely people who have a real bull's-eye on the film," Reeves said, "and I can understand because of people's' love of the [original] film that there's this cynicism that I'll come in and trash it, when in fact I have nothing but respect for the film. I'm so drawn to it for personal and not mercenary reasons, my feeling about it is if I didn't feel a personal connection and feel it could be its own film, I wouldn't be doing it. I hope people give us a chance."
Reeves plans to re-locate the action to Reagan-era Colorado, so at least the wintry scenery of the original should carry over. The film is set for release 2010.
(Click the image at left to buy Let The Right One In on DVD.)
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