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Original Director Talks Right One Remake





Let the Right One In (click to see it bigger!)Just the other day we let you know about Cloverfield helmer Matt Reeves being chosen as the director of the Let the Right One In remake, and while the selection is “eh” to most of us, Tomas Alfredson, director of the brilliant original, had some choice words about the remake, which he shared recently with Moviezine. Dig:

”Remakes should be made of movies that aren't very good, that gives you the chance to fix whatever has gone wrong," he correctly pointed out to the site. "I'm very proud of my movie and think it's great, but the Americans might be of another opinion. The saddest thing for me would be to see that beautiful story made into something mainstream."

And that’s just what sounds like may be happening with this, though only time will tell. There are so many subtleties that I’m sure will be overlooked when the remake comes to fruition, I fear for the end result.

At least you’ll all get to see the original, thanks to Magnet’s Six Shooter Film Series, an official site for which is now online. Eden Log, Special, Timecrimes (review), Big Man Japan (review) and Donkey Punch make up the other five films, all of which will see theatrical release. Let the Right One In is first with a New York/Los Angeles debut on October 24th, followed by regional expansion from there. We’ll have more solid dates and times for you very soon so stick around!

- Johnny Butane

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Sam Hell's picture

Nice! I've been wanting to see BIG MAN JAPAN (DAI-NIPPONJIN) for awhile now.

BIG MAN JAPAN trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTAoxSspBJE


Submitted by Sam Hell on Wed, 10/01/2008 - 11:21am.
Nomad's picture

Special and Big Man Japan will be showing at Midwest Comic-Con in November. You heard it here first!


Submitted by Nomad on Wed, 10/01/2008 - 10:22am.
Cash Bailey's picture

Yeah, fuck this shit!!

Some crummy American remake can only become mawkish emo garbage like TWILIGHT.

But then, I'm sure that's their intention because there's scenes in the the book (and, I assume, in the original film) that Hollywood would NEVER allow to be filmed with 12 year-olds.


Submitted by Cash Bailey on Wed, 10/01/2008 - 5:18am.

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