Cloverfield director Matt Reeves, who is attached to helm a remake of the outstanding Swedish-language vampire film Let the Right One In, spoke with the Los Angeles Times about his motivation for wanting to do the remake and the direction he plans to take the project.
The original, directed by Tomas Alfredson, tells the story of an awkward and lonely 12 year-old boy who realizes the kind girl that’s moved in next door is actually a vampire.
Reeves revealed to the Times “I was so taken with the story, and I had a very personal reaction. It reminded me a lot of my childhood, with the metaphor that the hard times of your pre-adolescent, early adolescent moment, that painful experience is a horror.”
The title of the film has been changed to Let Me In, which according to reports, is the English translation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s original novel. Reeves recently finished a second draft of the script, whose setting has been moved from a village in Sweden to Reagan-era Colorado, and is scouting locations. According to the report, the director will maintain the original’s chilly, snowbound surroundings, and is shooting for a fall 2010 theatrical release.