Update on the Reeves-directed remake
Update: Sorry, fiends, this turns out to be a load of rubbish!
The web publication got a tip on the potential casting and later found Hoffman’s name listed in the cast credits on the NY Times website here. We would imagine that Hoffman would play the HÃ¥kan character from the original? Also of note, Kodi Smit McPhee (The Road) is listed as “Owen” (Oskar in the original Swedish version) and Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, (500) Days Of Summer) as “Abby” (aka Eli).
While none of this is official as of yet, it’s a sign that the production could be ramping up to start shortly with a tentative fall 2010 release date still in place. We’ll do a little more digging and see if we can confirm any of the above.
The original beloved vampire classic Let The Right One In was directed by Tomas Alfredson from a script by John Ajvide Lindqvist based upon his original novel and starred KÃ¥re Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragner, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist, Peter Carlberg, Ika Nord & Mikael Rahm.
The remake is being written and directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and is set in Reagan-era Colorado. Reeves is adapting from the original source novel as opposed to remaking the Swedish film. More when we hear it!