Matt Reeves On Adapting Let Me In


And the status of Cloverfield 2?

Director Matt Reeves has quite a task ahead of him. He’s currently shooting Let Me In, the American remake of the beloved Swedish vampire classic Let The Right One In, a film that’s already considered perfect and hailed by most critics and fans alike. How does his adaption plan to do justice to the original? MTV pressed the filmmaker for a few details.

In terms of whether Let Me In is a remake or reimagining? “It’s very much an Americanization of the tale that John Ajvide Lindqvist (writer of both the novel and screenplay) tells.”

“One of the things I really wanted to do was find my own way into the story while still being very, very reverent to the beautiful film and to the wonderful story that they created,” explains Reeves. “And so the story in many ways follows the same trajectory. I really wanted to put you, even more so, into the point of view of the boy and understand his childhood as vividly as it comes across in the book.”

J.J. Abrams mentioned something very brief and vague last week regarding a potential sequel to Cloverfield, but Reeves (who directed Cloverfield) explains why with him on Let Me In and writer Drew Goddard finishing up The Cabin in the Woods, it may take a while.

“I know that there definitely is an intention to do something, and we really want to do something great, and it just comes down to how things develop. I know J.J. has some ideas for some things he wants to do too in terms of it, so we’ll see how it develops. I truly can’t tell you anything beyond that, because it is literally constantly evolving, and it may come out in a form that is completely surprising and very, very different.”

For more on Let Me In, including Reeves thoughts on young actors Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road) and Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass), read the entire interview here.

Source: VH1