Matt Reeves Talks Let The Right One In Remake

Let the Right One In (click for larger image)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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  • JohnnyHorror30

    I’m utterly disgusted with this being remade! Let Me In as a title name is already fucked up the ass, sounds like shit! So let me get this straight, this is going to follow a Twilight type of style, that’s a complete joke! it goes to show you America and it’s general audience are to stupid to understand a subtitled movie, they have to sink down and remake a great classic that has only been out a little more then a year and bring it to a level for Twilight fans to finger themselves to. Wouldn’t be surprised either if Elli is wearing high heel shoes draped in glitter having a picnic with Oskar under a bright sun shiny day! new name for the movie Let The Daylight In.

    I Am What I Say I Am Rated R [JohnnyHorror]

  • xy marla

    GOD STFU MATT REEVES. No, I’m sorry, I am NOT going to give this bullshit idea a chance. You clearly don’t love it the way WE love it if you’re allowing yourself to be a part of this BULLSHIT REMAKE.

    check it!

  • Cash Bailey

    Fuck this guy.

    End of story.

  • Wer-Weald

    This is ridiculous. It’s absurd to remake a film that stands on its own. 3:10 to Yuma–that was needed. The new one was better, but this exception proves the rule.

    Butcher–not only too lazy to read books but subtitles as well. You’d think we’d be great at it, ADD and all, but that ain’t the case.

  • Gus Bjork

    Remember when Night of the Living Dead was going to be remade? It was inevitable so at least they got people who respected it to do it.

    The original was beautiful. Of course a remake is unnecessary. But I hope they at least do something interesting in Americanizing it. The Reagan era setting interests me. Who knows? Maybe something good will come of it.

    And if they need a place with a lot of snow…

  • MeAndMyMeatCleaver

    I agree with Ms. Harker; If it hits you at home – let it be.
    At least if he loves it maybe he’ll treat it with respect rather some hired gun.

    and I liked Cloverfield but that doens’t matter as its different type of film.

  • Didn’t See It Coming

    Maybe he wants to do it so that it doesn’t get turned into a shitty film.

    • The Butcher

      Oh please.

      I mean doesn’t EVERY director really think that? I bet Rob Zombie felt that way when he took on HALLOWEEN.

      I am an ass hair away from positive that Matt Reeves does not have the skills to bring such a layered and subtle BOOK (I’m not even thinking of the great film version that already exists) to the screen.

      This alternate adaption is being done for ONE reason: the motherfucking American audience of general movie goers is too fucking lazy to read.

  • Ms Harker

    I’m sorry, but if Reeves has such an attachment to the film, wouldn’t he leave it be? I honestly don’t understand remaking a film that was brilliant and was only released last year.

    Ms Harker