Matt Reeves Discusses ‘Let the Right One In’ Remake

The ‘Cloverfield’ director talks about tackling this Swedish horror classic.

Let the Right One in was one of last year's most critically-acclaimed films and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves wasted no time in getting a remake set up. Los Angeles Times recently spoke with Reeves who talked about his upcoming remake, which is now entitled Let Me In.

I was just hooked," Reeves recalled recently. "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."

Reeves signed on to adapt and direct an American remake of the cult hit, now called "Let Me In," the English translation of John Ajvide Lindqvist's original novel. He recently finished a second draft of the script, currently set in Reagan-era Colorado, and is scouting locations, looking to maintain the original story's chilly, snow-swept environs. The film is scheduled for a fall 2010 theatrical release.

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Let the Right One in was released October 24th, 2008 and stars Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist, Peter Carlberg, Ika Nord, Mikael Rahm. The film is directed by Tomas Alfredson.

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Comments (33)

  1. WonderWomyn

    Yeah, Vamp, like Darko said. You'll like it.

    Instead of remaking it why can't they just do English voice-overs instead?

    6 years agoby @wonderwomyn74Flag

  2. Darko

    It's a vampire film with a little originality. You'll like it Vamp.

    6 years agoby @brokenweldFlag

  3. Vamp

    Still need to see the original one, so I really can't say anything.

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  4. Messenger

    I just finished watching the original. I thought it was amazing, subtle, no big explosions, no fancy over complicated shots, in other words it's not American.

    4 stars

    6 years agoby @messengerFlag

  5. sirmetro

    its a remake... count me the f*ck out

    6 years agoby @sirmetroFlag

  6. William A Holla

    why!? that movie was too good, they r just gonna f*ck it all up, just like they r gonna f up the remake of Old Boy

    6 years agoby @willturpin323Flag

  7. Papa_Panda

    On one hand I liked Cloverfield and on the other I think it shouldn't be remade. Knowing Hollywood they'll take out all of the key dialog and scenes and make it PG-13. It'll end up being just another Twilight.

    6 years agoby @papa-pandaFlag

  8. ed_wood

    The original is so good, the remake will ruin it. Like Darko said, it'll turn out PG-13.

    6 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  9. Shelley

    It really should not be remade, but if they do maybe the main character will have kleenex available instead snot running into his mouth the whole time.

    6 years agoby @shelleyFlag

  10. T.Clark

    I agree with Comrade. Exactly my thoughts.

    LTROI was a masterpiece.

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  11. Darko

    Wow. There is absolutely no way this movie could be remade better than the original (which is a must see). I'll bet they remake it PG-13.

    6 years agoby @brokenweldFlag

  12. the Narrator

    The comment below is exactly what I was going to say Comrade. Lol. God, I liked Cloverfield and he may shock us, but remaking it for America in just a year after its release is a slap in the face.

    6 years agoby @narratorFlag

  13. -comrade-

    If he cared about the movie, he would port it for a broad U.S. release instead of f*cking remaking it... what does he think he can do better?

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  14. Delgren

    Wow, nice to know where the Cougar hut is! Thanks Maggieling! Bless that little heart of yours burried beneath those sweet cougar t*ts!

    6 years agoby @delgrenFlag

  15. Delgren

    why dont they just distribute the original wide in the U.S.? This is lame. gonna f*ck this up and make it some teeny twighlight popcorn bullsh*t. f*cking *ssholes. I with Rock, 15 years until you can remakes something. There doing this same sh*t with Old Boy, and Will Smith of all f*cking people is going to play the lead. f*cking Gay Lords!!

    6 years agoby @delgrenFlag

  16. Oli

    At least he sounds enthusiastic about it...but still, leave it alone!

    6 years agoby @reviloleeFlag

  17. ridgl

    its a bit early to be calling it a classic don't you think?

    6 years agoby @ridglFlag

  18. Rock

    there should ba law that states that a movie can not be remade before it is at least 10 to 15 years old

    6 years agoby @elrochoFlag

  19. LinkinFanNum1

    This douche better not remake this film, Let the Right One In was a very good vampire movie. There is no reason why it should be remade. If he wants to remake a vampire movie, how about he does that piece of sh*t twilight crap.

    6 years agoby @linkinfannum1Flag

  20. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    OMFG, lmao, this came out last year and is already being remade, lol why?

    This is critically one of the best vampire movies since Interview With A Vampire, so it says on the back cover.
    I haven't watched it yet, but i got it on DVD.

    I definately watch and post a review up for you guys.

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  21. Jonnred

    Man these remakes are pissing me off!

    6 years agoby @jonnredFlag

  22. G Irish

    Thats just stupid making a remake when it was just released, all because brain dead people can bother reading subtitles.. Does people in Hollywood not have an original taught in their brains... Seriously waste of money...

    6 years agoby @girishmanFlag

  23. hihodiddily

    He seems to have a good idea on it. I haven't seen the movie but his interpretation seems smart.

    6 years agoby @messiahbolicalFlag

  24. Spadicus

    I admire his comment but why the hell are they remaking this movie? It's so recent and perfect by itself. If anything, they should have brought it stateside to theaters while it was still fairly new.

    6 years agoby @spazFlag

  25. WiseGuy

    I have not seen the original but Its supposed to be good.
    Why remake it, it makes no sense, it came out last year.

    6 years agoby @zgcorleone072Flag

  26. Yahzee

    I loved the movie. One my all time favs. I really don't know how to feel about this. Maybe I'll check it out.

    6 years agoby @yahzeeFlag

  27. ZanyZap

    I never saw the original, but based on everyone's reaction: not a good idea, Mr. Reeves...

    Maybe he'll film it with iPhones! ;)

    6 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  28. -comrade-

    WHY remake it? No, I retract; DON'T F*CKING RMEAKE IT!!

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  29. soylent green Lantern

    "Alfredson has expressed unhappiness about the remake, saying that "Remakes should be made of movies that aren't very good, that gives you the chance to fix whatever has gone wrong" and expressing concern that the end result would be too mainstream."

    6 years agoby @soylentgreenmonkeyFlag

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