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Let Me In First Official Photos: Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee

The first official photos for Let Me In with Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Matt Reeves have been released. Let Me In is American adaptation of the John Ajvide Lindqvist novel Let the Right One In that has already been made into the fantastic 2008 Swedish film of the same name. LA Times has an interview with Let Me In director Matt Reeves where he talks about the first adaption and his vision for his own movie. Excerpts from the interview and the photos can be found below.

Reeves was approached for the remake — distributed by Overture Films and produced by Exclusive Media Group’s relaunched Hammer Films — even before the Swedish film had opened in the United States. When that film was released to intense acclaim from stateside critics and fans, Reeves knew that the bar had been raised.

We tried to create the approaching, foreboding dread of movies like ‘The Shining,’ where you feel like something wicked is unraveling and it’s not going to end well.

Anyone expecting the frenetic pacing and whiplash visuals of “Cloverfield,” which did more than $160 million at the worldwide box office, will be shocked by his new film’s stillness, as well as the patient and exacting mood that Reeves is working to create.

When shooting his version of the scene in which the boy and girl first meet, in the courtyard of their apartment complex, Reeves captures much of what inspired such loyalty to the original — the emerging desire and confusion of early romantic feelings underscored by the tension of a horror tale.

I like hearing how Reeves is approaching the material and the pictures seem promising. “Dread”, “something wicked is unraveling”,  “patient”, and “exacting mood” are all thing that can be said about the original Let the Right One In film. I am glad to hear Reeves is instilling them in his film

 

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  • Will we get the full frontal of the… scar in this one? That made the original film for me, shock value and all. I have a feeling that it will be replaced for something less impactful.

  • There is no way they put that in the sanitized, American version. You should see what else is in the book.

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