Let the Right One In is widely considered to be one of last year’s best horror films, and with good reason. The film lives up to every ounce of hype that it had. As we reported months ago, Cloverfield director Matt Reeves is in line to create a remake of the Swedish horror delight for us Americans, and he recently spoke a little bit about his upcoming flick.
“I was just hooked,” Reeves tells the Los Angeles Times. “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.”
“There’s definitely people who have a real bull’s-eye on the film,” Reeves continued, “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 just finished a second draft of the script, currently set in Reagan-era Colorado, and is busy looking for leads and scouting the proper types of locations as a means to maintain the original story’s chilly, snow-swept environs. The film is scheduled for a fall 2010 theatrical release.
More as it comes.
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