Let The Right One In director on remake
Let The Right One In, is a Swedish horror film by Tomas Alfredson. It's to be remade by Matt Reeves, who we know from Cloverfield. Problem is, the original hasn't even been released before the remake was announced.
Now the director of the original has spoken about what he thinks of the remake. A bit cheeky, announcing before the first is even out.
Tomas Alfredson, directed Låt den rätte komma in (Let The Right One In), a Swedish horror film. The plot sees a 12 year old boy who is bullied and ignored, become friends with a mysterious girl. She helps him get revenge, but he soon discovers her secret.
The film is released in Sweden later in October. But Matt Reeves has already been announced as directing a Hollywood remake. According to Bloody Disgusting, Alfredson is not too happy about the timing of the announcement.
Remakes should be made of movies that aren’t very good, that gives you the chance to fix whatever has gone wrong. I’m very proud of my movie and think it’s great, but the Americans might be of an other opinion. The saddest thing for me would be to see that beautiful story made into something mainstream. I don’t like to whine, but of course – if you’d spent years on painting a picture, you’d hate to hear buzz about a copy even before your vernissage!
It does happen more and more these days. Books are also being lined up for film adaptations before they are released. Hopefully we'll get to see the original before the before the remake, I'm not sure how big a release it will be getting. In the meantime you can watch the trailer below, from Terror Feed. What do you think, is it too soon to be planning remakes of this film? Can't we just watch the original?
Get More Let The Right One In Trailers at TerrorFeed.com