Comic-Con 2010: Overture Films’ Let Me In

Some critics have heralded the Swedish film Let The Right One In as one of the greatest vampire flicks ever.  While I would not personally go that far, I will say it is pretty damn close.  What is the best vampire film of all time in my opinion?  Let’s not go there.  Let’s save that topic of discussion for a rainy day.  So anyway, we find ourselves back in crowded Hall H on Saturday, July 24th for another panel that was a must-see in my itinerary.  The cast and filmmakers of Overture Films’ Let Me In descended upon the Hall H stage shortly after 1:30 PM. My favorite young actress Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Richard Jenkins, joined writer/director Matt Reeves on stage.  Obviously, this film is the American adaptation of the best selling Swedish novel Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

The panel started with a quick speech by Simon Oaks, head of Hammer Films.  He went on to say that this is the first film from Hammer in 35 years.

Matt Reeves encouraged the audience not to think of this film as just another remake.  He originally did not think this film should be remade.  He said it is the story of his childhood.  I really did not get what he was saying when he constantly referred to his childhood, but oh well.  He wanted to put this original story into the American landscape and in doing so he also conducted research on serial killers to help make this film feel real as possible.

We were treated to two clips and the trailer from the film.  I think I’m going to love this one just as much as the original.  After all, how I could I not love it with Chloe in the lead.  It’s going to be phenomenal.  Like the Black Eyed Peas, “I Got A Feeling.”

Clip 1 showed Chloe getting sick from trying a piece of candy and eventually led into that uncomfortable conversation where she has to ask her young boy companion if he would still like her even if she wasn’t a girl.

Clip 2 showed Richard Jenkins’ loving relationship with Chloe’s character in the movie and to what lengths he will go to as her caretaker to make sure she is safe, sound and um… well fed.

Want to know a fun trivia fact?  Chloe’s parents will not let her see the Swedish film Let The Right One In.  If Chloe pulls this off, then she really is the child prodigy I believe her to be.  I want her to be haunting, yet sweet and sincere.  Here’s hoping.

Let Me In will be released in theaters on October 1st this year


1 Response to “Comic-Con 2010: Overture Films’ Let Me In”

  1. Brian White

    No Chloe fans here? 🙁