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Writer-director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) is lensing in New Mexico with young stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road) and Chloe Moretz ((500) Days of Summer) were among those on-set as filming commenced at Albuquerque Studios.
McPhee will play the alienated 12-year-old boy who befriends a mysterious young newcomer (*cough* vampire *cough*), played by Moretz, in his small New Mexico town and discovers an “unconventional path to adulthood.”
The filmmakers note that while the new film will pay respect to the original Swedish version, they intend to forge a unique identity for Let Me In, placing it firmly in an American context.
“This project is very personal to Matt as it is to the many passionate fans of the original story,” says Simon Oakes, President and CEO of Hammer Films. “The brilliance of that story deserves to be seen by audiences on a wide scale and we are excited that the pieces are in place to make that a reality.”
Elias Koteas, Cara Buono, Sasha Barrese, Richard Jenkins also star.
Source: Overture Films