By Dave Campbell | July 14, 2009
Continued from: The Americanization of Let The Right One In
Let Me In is the working title for the Matt Reeves directed, American remake of Let The Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in). Since this news dropped at the end of June, the overall fan response has been understandably negative given the fact that the original Swedish film directed by Tomas Alfredson was brilliantly made. In the remake, the main characters names have been changed from Oskar and Eli to Owen and Abby, but they will remain the original 12-year-old from the original story.
Casting Director Avy Kaufman best known for The Sixth Sense, Garden State, and Lemony Snicket is currently in the process of casting the the two leads, and there is talk that actor actor Kodi Smit-McPhee (Romulus, My Father and The Road) is up for the role of Owen. Locations are currently being scouted for the remake which will be set in the 1980’s, with Littleton, Colorado as a possible backdrop. Let Me In is scheduled for release in the fall of 2010.
*Below are three promotional concept posters that were used to sell the film. They possibly give us a peek at the direction Reeves might take with the film aesthetically. Enjoy, or comment below with your disgust.
*Posters have been removed at request of Hammer Films