Overture and Hammer Films have released the first official synopsis for Cloverfield director Matt Reeves’ Let Me In, which is based on the cult hit Let the Right One In. Let the Right One In was part of Magnet Films’ original Six Shooter Film Series, and was snapped up for a remake treatment by writer and producer J.J. Abrams (Mission Impossible III, Star Trek), who has handed the rains over to Reeves for writing and directing duties on the remake.
Here’s the first synopsis for Let Me In, which stars Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sasha Barrese, Cara Buono, Elias Koteas and Jimmy ‘Jax’ Pinchak:
An alienated 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young newcomer to 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.
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Let Me In is due to be released in theaters sometime in 2010.
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