Cloverfield Director Lets The Right One In

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American redo of Swedish vampire film

Cloverfield‘s Matt Reeves has been hired by Overture Films and Hammer Films to write and direct a remake of Let the Right One In.

Tomas Alfredson’s original film, hailing from Sweden and opening on U.S. shores in limited release October 24th, tells of a young boy who befriends a young vampire pal. Hammer acquired the English-language remake rights when Alfredson’s picture won rave reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Overture will release the redo sometime in 2009.

According to Variety, it will be produced by Hammer’s Simon Oakes. Spitfire’s Guy East and Nigel Sinclair and Swedish producers John Nordling and Carl Molinder. Spitfire’s Alex Brunner and Tobin Armbrust will exec produce along with John Ptak, Philip Elway and Fredrik Malmberg.

Source: Variety