Everyone has an opinion on "Let Me In." Some are excited for it. Other think that "Let the Right One In," the movie it is a remake of, should be left to stand on its own. Still others don't even know/haven't seen the original, but they're psyched for what is ultimately a rather atypical take on the vampire mythos.
What all this means is that a lot of eyes are watching to see what director Matt Reeves ("Cloverfield") does with "Let Me In." And now there's an official release date to go along with all of that speculation: October 1, 2010. Overture Films just announced it today, along with the news that the film is currently shooting in New Mexico. Hit the jump for a runthrough of the stars and what the movie's all about.
"Let Me In" stars Kodi Smit-McPhee ("The Road"), Chloe Moretz ("500 Days of Summer") and Richard Jenkins ("The Visitor"). Smit-McPhee plays Owen, a picked-on 12-year-old with few friends and dreams of taking vengeance on his cruel classmates. The only person he connects with is Abby (Moretz), Owen's neighbor, who happens to be a vampire.
Very little has been revealed about the remake, other than the changed title. It seems likely that the original's snowy setting will change given the New Mexico shooting location. The story sounds fundamentally the same however, at least based on the synopsis Overture sent out. Check out the full text below:
An alienated 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young newcomer in his small New Mexico town, and discovers an unconventional path to adulthood in Let Me In, a haunting and provocative thriller written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield).
Twelve-year old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Oscar®nominee Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owens’s age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.
When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby’s father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen’s efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she’s hiding an unthinkable secret.