The upcoming remake of the excellent Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In has scored its three headlining actors, and it’s some pretty enouraging casting.
Variety reports that the kids in Let Me In will be played by Chloe Moretz, whose IMDB credits are quite plentiful yet I’m familiar with virtually none of them, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Boy in the forthcoming adaptation of The Road.
The vampire girl’s mysterious guardian will be played by recent Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins (which seems like a great bit of casting, to me).
The Variety article also tells us that production is set to begin this fall in New Mexico, which throws me off a little bit. The concept art we saw a few months back suggested that the film would be set in the same kind of snowy landscape as the original, and I don’t think that New Mexico is the best place for that. Right? I guess it could still work in that other-end-of-the-spectrum kind of way.
But I’m still not sold on the movie. Remaking a film so short of a time after its initial release just seems like a weird idea, and I don’t trust director Matt Reeves (helmer of Cloverfield) any further than I can throw him. And with my bad knee, I shouldn’t be throwing anyone.