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September 26, 2008 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 26, 2008 |

Well, here’s a new one, folks. Matt Reeves, J.J. Abrams more talented sidekick (Cloverfield), has decided to write and direct a remake of Let the Right One In. The movie is based on a Swedish film, Lat Den Ratte Komma In, itself based on a novel from Swedish author, John Ajvide Lindqvist. It’s about a young boy who becomes pals with a vampire.

But here’s the catch: The original film hasn’t even been released in the United States yet. It’s due for release at the end of October, and thus far, it’s got great reviews. This seems kind of like a shitty move, if you ask me: Who’s gonna go see a subtitled movie when they know the big budget, studio-backed, dumbed-down version of it’s going to come out next year? No one, that’s who!

Well, I’d like to see it happen. I’d like to see a no-budget Swedish film take the United States by storm later this month, and how cool would it be if it completely rendered the remake moot?

Yeah. It’s not going to happen. But, if you want to see the trailer for the movie that the remake is based on (and which you can see in less than a month), well, here you go. It certainly looks creepy. It makes me feel funny in my tummy.

The Window between Original and Remake Just Shattered

Also: Vampire Adolescents / Dustin Rowles

Industry | September 26, 2008 |

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