Monday, March 02, 2009

Let The Right Remake In

Oh dear, I am sorta conflicted about this. On the one hand, Let the Right One In is pretty much a perfect little gem of a film already in its "but they all speak that foreigner language" state, and surely a remake will never be as good as the original. Never ever. On the other hand, I'm one of the ones who thought that Cloverfield was clever and fun and I don't think director Matt Reeves is a total toolbox so maybe he could do something interesting with an adaptation.

But then, via here, comes some new news on the remake:

"Early 2010 will give way to some new films from the team behind Cloverfield. In February, screenwriter Drew Goddard is making his directorial debut with The Cabin in the Woods.

A month prior, helmer Matt Reeves' Let the Right One In remake - now titled Let Me In - hits theaters through Overture Films and Hammer. According to Production Weekly, Reeves begins shooting this May from a script he penned. Expect casting and other announcements to ramp up in the coming months."

The new shortened title sucks. And I am already disappointed. Good job, everyone involved!

Sigh. At least I'll have Tomas Alfredson's original on DVD to cherish as of next week.


Anonymous said...

I don't this turning out well. Part of what made this work was the non-American point of view. I don't think hollywood could ever have the restraint to get this right

Anonymous said...

Please insert "see" between don't and this in the post above

Jason Adams said...

Yeah, the action/horror aspects will probably be trumped up and obliterate the off-putting (in a good way) stillness of the original.

But in the remake's favor, the CG cats will probably look better!