Back in January 2009, I wrote a review of the Swedish film “Let the Right One In.” In the review, the first thing I wrote is “why you should watch it [the movie] now.”
My answer to that was because even then, the news was out that the movie would receive an American remake by the film director Mike Reeves of Cloverfield fame. A year and some months later and the trailer for that remake is here and posted below for your pleasure.
Like most film snobs, I was and still am a little apprehensive of an American remake of any foreign (or classic) film (and these days, I gotta add TV shows to that list). It just seems like the American way of doing/seeing things falls a little short of the original, especially when it comes to culture-oriented things.
With that said, this trailer actually intrigues. The movie, called “Let Me In” instead of “Let The Right One In,” features Chloe “I’m Just Fuckin’ With Ya Daddy” Moretz of the Kick Ass movie franchise (a second movie is in talks to come out) as the exotic next-door neighbor with a blood-sucking secret and Kodi Smit-McPhee as the protagonist of the story. Smit-McPhee was last seen beside Viggo Mortensen in the movie “The Road.”
Although the trailer looks great it remains to be seen how the movie will stand up to the original. Reeves, in addition to directing the movie, wrote the screenplay for the remake so who knows what has remained and what has changed.
The movie “Let Me In” has a scheduled release date of October 1, 2010.