Magnet, the new genre arm of Magnolia, sure is serious about nabbing new horror before anyone else can. Let the Right One In, the Swedish vampire film we first told you about “>here, has been scooped up by Magnet for North American release, they reported today.
Let the Right One In is based on the best-selling novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist and tells the story of a lonely twelve-year-old boy and his friendship with a girl who may or may not be a vampire. The film’s won some pretty big accolades at its few international screenings, so it’s not surprising Magnet jumped on it. Just didn’t think it’d be this quick!
“A stand out film in any market or festival, ‘Let The Right One In’ is a master work of horror,” said Tom Quinn, Senior Vice President at Magnolia, in a press release. “What Bong Joon Ho’s ‘The Host’ did for monsters, Tomas Alfredson’s ‘Let The Right One In’ will do for vampires.”
Hmmm.. A mixed message depending on your view of The Host, I guess, but I’ll take it as a good thing. Check out the trailer below and stay tuned for release details soon!
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