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30 June 2009  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: LA Times

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The LA Times' Hero Complex blog has a short piece on Matt Reeves and his upcoming Americanisation of Let the Right One In

It's to be renamed Let Me In, which is apparently a more faithful translation of John Ajvide Lindqvist's original title than the moniker of this year's Swedish adaptation, and is scheduled for release in the autumn of next year. 

Reeves acknowledges the pitfalls of being at the helm of an American retooling of a foreign movie everybody loved, but he's keen to put all your doubts to rest. For example, he insists that the children won't be made older to jump on the Twilight bandwagon.

"There's this cynicism that I'll come in and trash it, when in fact I have nothing but respect for the film," Reeves opines. "I'm drawn to it for personal and not mercenary reasons. If I didn't feel a connection I wouldn't be doing it. I hope people give us a chance."

It's to be set in Colorado in the 1980s, and locations are currently being scouted. That snowy vibe is reminding us of Insomnia, which worked equally well in its American and Scandinavian incarnations. If Let Me In is even half that successful, it should be one to watch out for.


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RE: Completely unnecessary remake!
To add insult to injury the novel's name actually originated from english - the author named it after the Morrisey song Let the Right One Slip In. But this whole misunderstanding is not quite as funny as the typo in cinema listings back here in Iceland, where the newspapers called it Let the Tight One In for a couple of days. More

Posted by Damiel at 23:38 on 01 July 2009 | Report This Post

Completely unnecessary remake!
The original hasn't even been out for a year and it's perfect the way it is- make the lazy bastards read the subtitles if they want to see it! More

Posted by bonniee at 00:16 on 01 July 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Translation
L: Capt.Tightpants Whoever said "Let Me In" is a more faithful translation is talking out their arse. "Låt den Rätte komma in" translates as Let the Right One come in. "Let Me In" was apparently the US Title of the book because the original was too long for the yanks. sp; You beat me to it. Bit worrying that things as simple as that are going wrong this soon! More

Posted by Lioncourt at 09:40 on 30 June 2009 | Report This Post

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