Matt Reeves Discusses ‘Let the Right One In’ Remake

The ‘Cloverfield’ director talks about tackling this Swedish horror classic.
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Matt Reeves Discusses ‘Let the Right One In’ Remake

Let the Right One in was one of last year's most critically-acclaimed films and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves wasted no time in getting a remake set up. Los Angeles Times recently spoke with Reeves who talked about his upcoming remake, which is now entitled Let Me In.

I was just hooked," Reeves recalled recently. "I was so taken with the story and I had a very personal reaction. It reminded me a lot of my childhood, with the metaphor that the hard times of your pre-adolescent, early adolescent moment, that painful experience is a horror."

Reeves signed on to adapt and direct an American remake of the cult hit, now called "Let Me In," the English translation of John Ajvide Lindqvist's original novel. He recently finished a second draft of the script, currently set in Reagan-era Colorado, and is scouting locations, looking to maintain the original story's chilly, snow-swept environs. The film is scheduled for a fall 2010 theatrical release.

CLICK HERE to read more on Reeves' plan for the remake.

Let the Right One in was released October 24th, 2008.

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  • wonderwomyn74 • 6 years ago

    Yeah, Vamp, like Darko said. You'll like it.

    Instead of remaking it why can't they just do English voice-overs instead?

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    • brokenweld • 6 years ago

      It's a vampire film with a little originality. You'll like it Vamp.

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      • vampire2000 • 6 years ago

        Still need to see the original one, so I really can't say anything.

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        • messenger • 6 years ago

          I just finished watching the original. I thought it was amazing, subtle, no big explosions, no fancy over complicated shots, in other words it's not American.

          4 stars

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          • sirmetro • 6 years ago

            its a remake... count me the f*ck out

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            • willturpin323 • 6 years ago

              why!? that movie was too good, they r just gonna f*ck it all up, just like they r gonna f up the remake of Old Boy

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              • papa-panda • 6 years ago

                On one hand I liked Cloverfield and on the other I think it shouldn't be remade. Knowing Hollywood they'll take out all of the key dialog and scenes and make it PG-13. It'll end up being just another Twilight.

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                • ed-wood • 6 years ago

                  The original is so good, the remake will ruin it. Like Darko said, it'll turn out PG-13.

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                  • shelley • 6 years ago

                    It really should not be remade, but if they do maybe the main character will have kleenex available instead snot running into his mouth the whole time.

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                    • insertusernamehere • 6 years ago

                      I agree with Comrade. Exactly my thoughts.

                      LTROI was a masterpiece.

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                      • brokenweld • 6 years ago

                        Wow. There is absolutely no way this movie could be remade better than the original (which is a must see). I'll bet they remake it PG-13.

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                        • narrator • 6 years ago

                          The comment below is exactly what I was going to say Comrade. Lol. God, I liked Cloverfield and he may shock us, but remaking it for America in just a year after its release is a slap in the face.

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                          • taberjohnson18 • 6 years ago

                            If he cared about the movie, he would port it for a broad U.S. release instead of f*cking remaking it... what does he think he can do better?

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                            • delgren • 6 years ago

                              Wow, nice to know where the Cougar hut is! Thanks Maggieling! Bless that little heart of yours burried beneath those sweet cougar t*ts!

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                              • delgren • 6 years ago

                                why dont they just distribute the original wide in the U.S.? This is lame. gonna f*ck this up and make it some teeny twighlight popcorn bullsh*t. f*cking *ssholes. I with Rock, 15 years until you can remakes something. There doing this same sh*t with Old Boy, and Will Smith of all f*cking people is going to play the lead. f*cking Gay Lords!!

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                                • revilolee • 6 years ago

                                  At least he sounds enthusiastic about it...but still, leave it alone!

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                                  • ridgl • 6 years ago

                                    its a bit early to be calling it a classic don't you think?

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                                    • elrocho • 6 years ago

                                      there should ba law that states that a movie can not be remade before it is at least 10 to 15 years old

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                                      • linkinfannum1 • 6 years ago

                                        This douche better not remake this film, Let the Right One In was a very good vampire movie. There is no reason why it should be remade. If he wants to remake a vampire movie, how about he does that piece of sh*t twilight crap.

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                                        • chronic • 6 years ago

                                          OMFG, lmao, this came out last year and is already being remade, lol why?

                                          This is critically one of the best vampire movies since Interview With A Vampire, so it says on the back cover.

                                          I haven't watched it yet, but i got it on DVD.

                                          I definately watch and post a review up for you guys.

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