[Update: We've added two new Let Me In posters!]
Director Matt Reeves’ Let Me In – the English-language adaptation of the novel Let the Right One In by author John Ajvide Lindqvist – has struggled from the very beginning to gain favor with fans of the original Swedish cinematic version of the book.
The most recent trailer – as well as the Comic-Con footage – have begun to convince a number of naysayers that Let Me In may be a worthy remake. There are now two new clips and an image from the vampire/coming of age pic that should further encourage the skeptics to give Reeves’ take on the story a chance to prove itself.
Let Me In revolves around a troubled young boy named Owen (played by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who forms a bond with a mysterious girl named Abby (Chloe Moretz). When a series of strange and violent events occur in his local neighborhood, Owen begins to realize that there may be more than meets the eye to his newfound companion.
It’s not really a spoiler to say that Owen eventually realizes that Abby is a bloodthirsty vampire – one who is eternally trapped in the form of a 12-year old girl (or so she appears). The young boy confronts the immortal creature of the night in a surprisingly tender and somber scene, which can be viewed below:
The other new clip from the film features a quiet and unsettlingly intimate moment shared between Abby and her older male companion (Oscar-nominee Richard Jenkins). Those who wish to check out the scene and learn more about the two characters’ backstory should click HERE.
Lastly, a new production still released from Let Me In offers a glance at the vampiric Abby in the aftermath of one of her feedings – and reveals that Owen is not always comfortable around his friend.
Check out the image below:
Update: Check out two new Let Me In posters featuring the dark and light sides of Chloe Moretz’ character, Abby.
The cinematography in the Let Me In footage released so far is appropriately subdued and cool, while the film itself looks to strike the same touching but troubling tone of its Swedish counterpart.
Matt Reeves may actually find himself on good terms with Let the Right One In fans when Let Me In arrives in theaters in the U.S. on October 1st, 2010.
Source: Yahoo! Movies, Entertainment Weekly, Empire