Let The Right One In remake Matt Reeves

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Let The Right One In remake Matt Reeves

When we first blogged about Director Matt Reeves ("Cloverfield") doing an English language remake of the Swedish vampire movie Let The Right One In, we theorized that the remake was probably going to be a Twilight clone. Well,

Director Matt Reeves is now being quoted in anLA Times article saying that his remake will most definitely NOT be a Twilight style movie.

Personally, I think Reeves is full of shit because,

1. Since when is producer JJ Abrams known for pursuing artistic integrity instead of CASH? And,

2. I can't believe that any Major American Movie Studio today would finance a movie in which pre-teens are brutally killed by a vampire because they teased another kid.

We shall see if Mr. Reeves' remake is going to be true to the novel or a Twilight clone. I'm betting my money on a Twilight clone.

The Gay Angle

In the novel on which Let The Right One In is based, it is allegedly not clear if the new kid next door" (the vampire) is a boy or a girl. In the Swedish movie, a female actor played the vampire.

A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy's wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale, serious young girl, she only comes out at night and doesn't seem affected by the freezing temperatures.

Coinciding with Eli's arrival is a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders.

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