Remake of Let the Right One In can Reeves pull it off?
Whenever Hollywood chooses to do a remake of a movie – let alone a horror movie – one can hear the collective groan of film buffs everywhere. Murdered were such horror films as Shutter, Halloween, The Amityville Horror, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and the list goes on. Now on the chopping block is the 2008 masterpiece Let the Right One In, a low-budget Swedish film from director Tomas Alfredson and writer John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the book. The mood, subtleties and timing of this film are so rare in mainstream movies that once over, you understand how quality-starved society actually is.
Directing the new version Let Me In, set to hit theatres in 2010, is Matt Reeves whose previous projects include Cloverfield, a tedious, lacklustre monster movie. His record, or lack thereof, as a master of the intricacies of horror is worrying to say the least.
It’s rumoured that Phillip Seymour Hoffman will play a role in the film alongside Kody Smit McPhee who’s confirmed to play the role of Owen, the character formerly known as Oskar. Who will take on the lead female role of Eli has yet to be announced.