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Let The Right One In Remake Set to Roll

Let the Right One In (click for larger image)If you’ve seen Let the Right One In by now, you know that it has become an instant classic, and rightly so. You also know that since it is so good, an American remake just can’t be too far behind, can it?

Production Weekly just announced that Cloverfield director Matt Reeves’ Let the Right One In remake begins shooting this May from a script that Reeves also penned with distribution being handled by Overture Films and Hammer. It is now being called Let Me In.

Ummm …

Let’s see how close we are with our casting predictions — Daeg Faerch and Dakota Fanning? God, help us, it could happen! *Cues spooky music*

Look for more on the remake soon.

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11 Comments

  1. Although I did not read the book, I have watched the movie. It is an amazing movie. Love, emotion, horror, thriller and mystery – all of these together make this movie complete. It is all about a 12 years old lonely boy and his love for a vampire girl Eli. The ending is also interesting – I am not going to reveal it. The acting of Lina Lienderson as Eli was really excellent. I think she should be in the remake also. I am eagerly waiting for the remake.

  2. honestly Dakota is to old for the role, unless they wanted to go older. I think Adair Tishler would be great for the role of Eli or maybe even Darcy Rose Byrnes or Elle Fanning, all could be made to look like a great vampire, not sure who to play Oskar though.

  3. Daeg and Dakota? No. You’re thinking too young. The studio is probably going to be looking at Twilight’s box-office ranking while LtROI’s remake is being written and filmed. Hence, pretty teen-bop cast. Painful stuff.

  4. I’ve always been bothered more by American remakes of foreign films than remakes of preexisting American ones.

  5. For years I’ve been on the ‘remakes aren’t that big a deal’ side of the fence. But I have to admit I’ve been finding myself getting irritated recently as more and more remake news keeps coming.

    What’s going to break the trend is a well made, effective low budget independant that catches the publics imagination. Something like the Easy Rider of horror films, or Blair Witch I suppose. The person who does it, and it will happen it’s just a matter of time, will become very famous and very rich.

    • I hate to say it but I don’t think even that would break the trend; the problem is that remakes make money. The recent Friday the 13th weekend explosion was proof of that. I realize that it had an 80% drop off, but it managed to make enough money that it was a good investment for the studio.

      Remakes are now a complete fact of life and are not going anywhere, anytime soon. All we can hope for is *good* remakes; which unfortunately are the minority.

  6. He’s writing the script?!?

    I believe one reason the original film was so well done was that the author of the novel also wrote the script; keeping it true to its source material in at least themes and mood. There are actually huge plot differences between the book and the original film, but at least it is very obvious they came from the same wonderful mind.

    By having Reeves script it…dear God. It’s going to warp it into something completely different. :\

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