Whether you like it or not, Matt Reeve’s retelling of Let the Right One In is on track and coming at us courtesy of Overture Films.
/Film got their hands on the sheets and some refresher info to bring you up-to-speed!
From the site:
The Americanized adaptation is based not on the Alfredson film, but the original novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. The character names have been changed to Owen and Abby (rather than Oskar and Eli), who will remain 12-year-olds despite gossip that the film might be teenized to take advantage of the success of Twilight. Avy Kaufman (The Sixth Sense, Garden State, Lemony Snicket) is currently casting the two leads, and it was recently reported that Kodi Smit-McPhee (seen alongside Eric Bana in Romulus, My Father and co-star of The Road) is up for the role of Owen.
*UPDATE* — Our eagle-eyed reader Big Bad Wolf just dropped us a line that three actresses were in the running for the part of “Abby”: Mary (Penny Dreadful) Mouser, Chloe (The Eye and Amityville Horror remakes) Moretz, and Ariel (One Missed Call remake) Winter. According to a post by Chloe Moretz’s mother on her IMDB page, she seems to have nabbed the part: “Chloe has booked a fantastic role for a film that she will begin shooting in October 2009.” In another post she says,”She leaves to shoot her thriller, drama film in late fall, early winter.”
Hopefully we’ll get some casting confirmations soon. In the meantime check out one poster below, and click it for the other two!
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