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Let Me In (aka Let the Right One In)
1/7/10 - The upcoming American remake of the Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In has been given an Oct. 1 release date; currently shooting in New Mexico, the film is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz and Richard Jenkins.

 

11/3/09 - Principal photography has begun on Let Me In, writer/director Matt Reeves' adaptation of the Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In, in Albuquerque, N.M.; Reeves and young stars Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Moretz were among those on set as filming commenced on the Hammer Films production at Albuquerque Studios.

 

10/2/09 - Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz and Richard Jenkins will star in Let Me In, Cloverfield director Matt Reeves' adaptation of the Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In, when principal photography begins this fall in New Mexico

 

6/30/09 - Director Matt Reeves takes on the Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In as his next project, and he spoke with the Los Angeles Times about it.  The original tells the story of a lonely 12-year-old boy who realizes the kind girl who moved in next door is a vampire.  "I was just hooked," Reeves said. "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.

 

10/13/08 SCI FI Wire reported that Tomas Alfredson, the Swedish director of the vampire drama Let the Right One in, faced frostbite while filming in the northern part of his Scandanavian country, but added that there were some benefits to the location.  "Many people in my own country thought I was crazy trying to shoot it outdoors for as much as I did, but I think it was good for the movie," Alfredson said. "After a heavy snowfall, there is a very special silence. You can hear you own breath; you can hear your eyelids moving. The winter is striking. The lighting and the colors pop out."  The film centers on Oscar (Kare Hedebrant), an overlooked and bullied boy, who finds love and revenge through Eli (Lina Leandersson), a beautiful but peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire.  Let the Right One In opens nationwide on Oct. 24.

 

9/25/08 - Cloverfield director Matt Reeves will write and direct the vampire tale Let the Right One In for Overture Films and Hammer Films, Variety reported.  The movie is the first in a two-picture co-production, financing and distribution pact between Overture and HS Media, parent of Hammer and Spitfire Films.  The project is a remake of Tomas Alfredson's Swedish film Lat Den Ratte Komma In, based on a novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist. It centers on a young boy who befriends a female neighbor who moves to town.  Overture is planning to release the remake next year.

 

 

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