Having not released a feature film since 1986, 2010 is the year of Hammer Film Productions' return, with the genre they know best: horror. With Wake Wood and the The Resident (starring Hammer legend Christopher Lee) set for this year, they stand very much in the shadow of a remake that is being met with great trepidation by fans of the original. That movie is Let Me In, a reimagining of Tomas Alfredson's 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In, a vampire love story with a difference, and one that made Twilight look even worse than it already did.
Written and directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), Let Me In is apparently staying true to John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel, who also penned the script to the original film. Reeves has admitted that he is taking the story in a few new directions as per his own interpretation of the book, which is fair enough given that a remake always scores plus points when it actually features some creativity of its own, rather than completely ripping off the source movie.
Let Me In stars Kick-Ass' Chloe Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), and here we have a scanned first look at Moretz in the role of Abby (Eli in the original), courtesy of /Film via Entertainment Weekly.
I personally think that Moretz could be fantastic in the role. As Hit Girl in the awesome Kick-Ass she showed that she's here to stay, and I believe she has an incredibly bright future ahead of her in Hollywood. As for the remake itself? I consider the original a masterpiece. It's sure a favourite of Team Screenjabber's to say the least—it was included in our best of 2009 lists more than any other title. The remake was announced before the film was even released in the States and since Let the Right One In is based on a novel... isn't a Western retelling somewhat acceptable? Let's just hope it turns out good.