Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Chloe Moretz (500 Days of Summer) and Oscar-nominee Richard Jenkins (Burn After Reading) will headline the cast of "Let Me In," Matt Reeves' (Cloverfield) adaptation of "Let the Right One In," which goes into production this November in New Mexico.
Smit-McPhee and Moretz are the two lead adolescent roles of Owen and Abby for the eagerly awaited horror feature. Jenkins will play the lead adult character known as Hakan in the original film.
"Let Me In" is a remake of the acclaimed Swedish film "Let the Right One In," which is based on the bestselling Swedish novel "Lat den Ratte Komma In," by author John Ajvide Lindqvist.
The original film follows Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, who finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire.
I agree. Let the right one in was a brilliant movie. I can't imagine the director of cloverfield has anything to offer a remake of an already great movie. Besides, the original was just released last year. Just re release it in the states? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
padfootbobwrites: on October 2nd, 2009 at 5:06:48 AM
the swedish movie was brilliant and one of the best vampire movies I've seen if not the best. I have no hopes for this remake and they just should stop with the f*ckin remakes of movies that are brilliant! just release it in more theaters
Hitodamawrites: on October 2nd, 2009 at 9:50:42 AM
I'm not too sure about this being remade, but I am curious. I hope it's a remake as good as 'The departed' was.
The pedo dude (Hakan) that was killing the boys creeped me out more than the whole vampire thing. I think a little more focus on Eli and Hakan's relationship would have had audiences squirming in their seats ( I doubt the US version will bother with that though, seems too risque. The Swedish version also downplayed that, but I think it was more of a time issue... wanting to focus more on Oskar and Eli in a 2+hour film and not branch off and dilute the romance).
I mean, in the book Hakan basically wants to bone her/him, amirite?
It would seem evil isn't necessarily banal after all.
I think Hakan was once like Oskar. Fell in love when he was young. He loves Eli and all that, but Eli has lost interest in him.
I bet they are going to copy this film with american actors and win all kinds of rewards. Like the departed did.
Both "infernal affairs" and "Lat den ratte komma in" was excellent movies. They are pretty new too..
Hitodamawrites: on October 2nd, 2009 at 4:10:08 PM
I just noticed Richard jenkins is playing the role of Hakan (missed that the first time).
@Paths- Yeah it sucks that Hollywood assumes we can't read subtitles and that every good foreign film needs to be adapted for the masses.
I hate the idea of them remaking this just like i hate the idea of them remaking the orphanage (at least del toro is producing though) But at the same time.... with this i can understand a bit more since it is an adaption of a book. If it was a straight up remake i would be pissed. But i guess if it's a book it makes it less evil for a crappy american director to make his own adaption. Kind of like how some people complain about them "Remaking" Dune as if lynch was the original source.
hunter207writes: on October 4th, 2009 at 9:05:26 PM