Let Me In trailer online
The trailer for Let Me In has arrived online, the American remake of Let The Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) (Filmstalker review) by Matt Reeves. Originally concerns were that the beauty of the original would be destroyed by coming to Hollywood, and Reeves or anyone involved in the film can't blame people like myself for thinking that, we've seen it time and time again with foreign films remade in the west.
The surprising thing is though, the trailer looks fantastic. Although it does suffer the fast cut effect of western trailer editing, you do get to see the glimpses of some strong scenes with plenty of style and some strong cinematography. Plus it looks pretty dramatic and dark.
Looking at the trailer for Let Me In you probably will take away the feeling that Matt Reeves version has come out with a pretty damn good version of the film. It looks like it's going to be dark, atmospheric, and thrilling, it certainly doesn't look like any safe sort of option so far.
Here's the plot for the film which sounds very close to the original and again that's something you see in some of the shots, if you've seen the original film there will be some moments that spark off the connection quite quickly.
Let Me In tells a terrifying tale about an alienated 12-year old boy named Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex.
His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owen's age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.
We don't get to hear a lot of Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Moretz, but they do look good in the flashes we see, the same with Richard Jenkins and Elias Koteas who we do get to hear.. Here's the trailer, see what you think:
You'll notice that at the end there's a short piece of morse code shown, for those of you who don't know about the film the two characters use morse code to communicate through the joining wall. Here's the code:
.... . .-.. .--. -- .
...and here's the translation, which I should have asked my Dad who's a long time Amateur Radio operator, however it was a little too early to wake him up!
So what do you think of the trailer compared to the remake?