Spooky first images from Let Me In

The first images from Let Me In, Matt Reeves‘ English-language remake of Let The Right One In, have debuted online. Oooh, spooky.

Empire premiered the first image earlier this week, featuring Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass) as Abby, the vampiric young girl at the center of this eerie tale.

The LA Times
then featured the first picture of Abby with Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee), the lonely young boy whom she befriends.

In that same article, Reeves attempts to assuage any worries that fans of the original may have about his (perhaps hasty) American remake.

“I think because of ‘Cloverfield,’ people have an assumption, which is, ‘Oh, crazy handicam, he’s going to jazz it up…And I think that’s probably what a lot of people were afraid of when they thought of the most cynical version. And that’s the last thing we tried to do. We tried to create the approaching, foreboding dread of movies like ‘The Shining,’ where you feel like something wicked is unraveling and it’s not going to end well. That’s what I responded to about the original, the juxtaposition of those tones, this very disturbing story but at the center of it there are these very tender emotions. That’s a very unusual mix, and that’s what drew me in and dug into me.”

Tomas Alfredson‘s 2008 film Let The Right One In was based on the Swedish novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist (who also penned the screenplay for Alfredson’s film adaptation). It told the story of a young boy named Oskar (Kare Hedebrant) who develops a school boy crush on his not-quite-schoolgirl neighbour (Lina Leandersson). The film was a critical hit, and currently holds a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Will Let Me In be able to match it’s predecessor’s heights? We’ll find out when it hits Australian cinemas October 7, 2010. Let Me In also stars Richard Jenkins as Abby’s keeper (read: blood collector).

Discuss: Yes, we’re all very worried about this remake. BUT, surely the talent compiled for this project is enough to at least give it the benefit of the doubt. I was lucky enough to catch Moretz’s audition tape (since removed from the internet), and she knocked it out of the park. Your thoughts?

3 Responses to “Spooky first images from Let Me In”

  1. Hey! take the comment re 'audition tape' outta ya blog! Very annoying to follow and then not see…

  2. Haha, apologies. Article amended.

  3. Chloe will be great. She's fast becoming one of my favourite actresses… and at the same time i feel like i should be a bit worried for her…but then again she has parents and they should know her limits and i'm sure she does too.

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