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Let The Right One In Remake, “Let Me In”, Early Details

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The remake of Let the Right One In is coming and fans of the original film and the book it is based on (which I recently started reading) were none to happy after the news broke. Questions of why hollywood could not make a film off of a property that had not been filmed yet, instead of a film most saw as flawless and a breath of much need air irritated but was not surprising turn of events.

  • The film title has been changed from the more appropriate title to the story “Let the Right One In” to “Let Me In“, a generic title that could fit most slasher or zombie films. “Let me in so I can eat your brains.” – Night of the Living Dead
  • It is being directed by Matt Reeves of Cloverfield fame.
  • The time period of the film will be the late 80’s , possible in Littleton, Colorado, a snow covered environment like the original film and book.
  • Reeves vision of the film: “I see the film as essentially being the fantasies of this 12 year old who’s having such a hard time. It would never be that overt where you would watch the movie and say that’s a dream but to me that is kind of an organizing principle.” WTF! Say it isn’t so. In Valen’s name.
  • Hammer Films owns the film rights to the remake and Overture Films has distribution rights.
  • The characters names Oskar And Eli have been changed to Owen and Abbey.

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Rollo Tomasi

A Political Science and MBA grad who started FilmBook during an eCommerce B-School course in 2008. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions. He has also created ProMovieBlogger.com and Trending Awards.com.

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