Let Me In Posters and Audition Tapes

Today I was excited to see the three teaser posters for Let Me In surfacing the net.

My personal favorite is the last one.

The film is currently going through the casting process. Oskar and Eli’s names have been changed to Owen and Abby.

Below are audition tapes from DreadCentral.com for Ariel Winter, Mary Mouser, and Chloe Moretz, all going for the role of Abby.

It’s rumored that Moretz got the part but nothing has been officially announced. At this point I’m not sure which one I’d go for based on these tapes. I can’t quite feel them in the role but things can change once they are on screen. We’ll see.

Matt Reeves, Let Me In but don’t let me down


I’m on a remake overload. Today I have heard about the An American Werewolf in London remake and a 3-D Fright Night remake. Sigh.

Am I surprised? No. Am I upset/disappointed/Hulk-angry? Nope.

I decided to focus my energy on a remake I can say I’m really looking forward to, Let the Right One In.

Cloverfield director, Matt Reeves is taking on the project and renaming it Let Me In. The movie will set in Reagan-era Colorado, sticking with the dreary, snowy environment of the original. Reeves is planning on incorporating the John Ajvide Lindqvist novel and not just making a straight-forward remake of the film.

I read the book and of course, have seen the movie a few times. There are a lot of aspects of the book I really loved and the film is a condensed version leaving out a few characters and focusing mainly on the kids. And the ending, well, the film out-shined the book. The book summed up the pool scene and the film brought out the intensity of that scene and added a subtle sweetness to the end.

I just hope the remake can fill in the blanks of Eli’s history. That’s the real reason why I had to get the book just days after seeing the film. I had to know everything about Eli, I wanted to know what happened to her and all that she experienced throughout her life, her joys, her pains, everything!

I have faith that Matt Reeves can fuse the book and film together to make a great Americanize version. In a statement about the original he describes how the film personally affected him.

“I was just hooked. I was so taken with the story and I had a very personal reaction. It reminded me a lot of my childhood, with the metaphor that the hard times of your pre-adolescent, early adolescent moment, that painful experience is a horror.”

There’s definitely people who have a real bull’s-eye on the film,” Reeves continued, “and I can understand because of people’s love of the [original] film that there’s this cynicism that I’ll come in and trash it, when in fact I have nothing but respect for the film. I’m so drawn to it for personal and not mercenary reasons, my feeling about it is if I didn’t feel a personal connection and feel it could be its own film, I wouldn’t be doing it. I hope people give us a chance.”

I think Reeves wants to do this film justice and I believe that he will.

Let Me In is scheduled for a fall 2010 release.