Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Everybody Scream! In This Town Called Halloween...

Alright now that song's stuck in my head. Damn you, Danny Elfman! Damn you straight to Heck! Point being, an All-Hallows-ish release date has been issued for Let Me In, the remake of Let the Right One In, says BD:

"Overture Films is pleased to announce the release date of Let Me In as October 1st, 2010. Currently shooting in New Mexico, the film directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Oscar-nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Cabin the the Woods). In addition to the release date, Bloody Disgusting has your first look at the official synopsis for the remake/adaptation of the novella.

"An alienated 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young newcomer in his small New Mexico town, and discovers an unconventional path to adulthood in Let Me In, a haunting and provocative thriller written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield).

Twelve-year old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Oscar®nominee Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owens’s age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.

When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby’s father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen’s efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she’s hiding an unthinkable secret.

The gifted cast of Let Me In takes audiences straight to the troubled heart of adolescent longing and loneliness in an astonishing coming-of-age story based on the best-selling Swedish novel Lat den Ratte Komma In (Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name."

I watched Let the Right One In for what I think was the fifth time over the holidays and that my friends is a film that only gets better and richer with every viewing. I wish Matt Reeves a lot of luck, I really did like Cloverfield, but he's scaling a heckuva mountain here, he is.

And next year's gonna be a big one for this Chloe Mortez girl, eh? With the greatly geek-hyped Kick-Ass here in the Spring and this here movie in the Fall. We shall see, annoying girl in (500) Days of Summer. We shall see.


Dan said...

Movie geeks say that the original movie version has better subtitles than the DVD. What are your thoughts? I am waiting to watche the better version. Do you know if a USA DVD release has the original subtitles on it?

Jason Adams said...

I heard that they reissued the DVD with new, better subtitles. So you'll probably be safe buying it now. I bought it right when it came out and supposedly it's got weird subtitles but I don't really even notice anymore I've seen the film so many times. I get entranced by the visuals most of the time now.