How bad do you think the remake will suck on a scale of 1 to 10? (1 being absolutely terrible)
I think we should at least wait to see the film or get details about changes to the film before we make a judgment. But, I do not expect the re-make to better than the original.
I want info though for remake.
ok thats fair, just wondering
Director is Matt Reeves I believe
And it will be closer to the book from what I understand.
I’ve just seen his filmography and I am not too bowled over. imdb has the remake title as Let me in.
the cloverfield director???
Yea he changed the name apparently
Anyone here read the book? There was a substantial amount of subplots and characters removed from the Swedish film (rightly so) that the American one can and probably will put it so I’d call it more of another adaption of the book rather than a remake. The American version will probably be a thriller centering around the police character and reducing Oscar + Eli to a mere subplot. sigh
Don’t be down everyone! Apart from directing future sci-fi classic, Cloverfield, he’s proved in episodes of the TV show, Felicity, he can elicit great performances from his cast!
I’m reading it now and there is a lot that’s missing in the movie. @Malick: I agree. I’m worried he going to turn it into another typical horror movie.
is the book worth the read?
Yea I would say so. I like it. It is really different from the movie though.
thanks i will keep that in mind, o and just out of curiosity how many of you, like I did, thought the pool scene was…awsome?!
Yes, for me that was the saving grace of the film.
The pool scene was amazing
Rossoneri Fan, the book in North America is actually titled “Let Me In”.
aha yess :)
Oh, okay Phat Magik. I actually didn’t know that.
Hopefully the remake will cause lots of people to watch the original film.
I’m reading the book now, and a quarter of the way in the biggest difference I’ve noticed is that Eli’s helper is fleshed out more, disturbingly so. It turns out he’s a pedophile. I hear there’s a lot more about Eli’s history in there as well, including the fact that she’s not female at all, but a eunuch, made so by the vampire who turned her. It’s an okay read so far. Loved the film.
I’ve read the book and it is very similar to the film. Josh ryan is right, the biggest difference is that the book has more focus on the Eli’s helper and his story. Other then that it is pretty straight rendition.
I think it’s Hammer Films who are producing the remake.
>>Don’t be down everyone! Apart from directing future sci-fi classic, Cloverfield, he’s proved in episodes of the TV show, Felicity, he can elicit great performances from his cast!<<
Whoa!The needle on the sarcasmometer just went seriously into the red zone.
>>Eli’s history in there as well, including the fact that she’s not female at all, but a eunuch<<
That is actually in the movie, though the visual revelation is so quick you might not understant what’s being shown.
>>I think it’s Hammer Films who are producing the remake.<<
I’ll keep reminding myself that it’s not the same company as of yore so I don’t get depressed.
Right, Harry—it IS in the movie, but confusing as hell. I wasn’t sure what I saw and felt uncomfortable about rewinding and freeze-framing it.
They should think about giving this project to Lars von Trier.
>>I wasn’t sure what I saw and felt uncomfortable about rewinding and freeze-framing it.<<
Rewinding is Ok, but freeze-framing … that’s just Euw!
Matt Reeves + Let the Right One In = SHIT
The guy did Cloverfield, perhaps one of the worst films of the decade.
@Lester- Yes, his filmography points to LTROI most likely being shit, but can we at least wait until we’ve seen the film before making judgements?
@Harry Long- Thanks for the eunuch bit. I was wondering what the hell the purpose of the crotch shot was.
Well, originally the book was translated in America as Let Me In, but then they changed it when it became, more or less, an overnight success, back to the original, and true, title. Now, I think most copies of the book are actually called “Let The Right One In” here in America, too, and you might be harder pressed to find an original printing with the incorrect title.