LET ME IN "Scary,Deep and Dark" according to Moretz…and it could be decent as well!!

source Slashfilm

When it comes to movies been remade again for hollywood or at least remade again by hollywood to see if they can do better second time these days is really old news now. We here every day about new movies been remade again usually with the 3D tag thrown on at the end, but foreign movies seem to be the easier target for studios in hollywood.

99% the international movies have been highly sucessfull in there home countries as well as countries worldwide, movies like [REC] and Let The Right One In. Sometimes it seems to be more trendy to say ‘reimaging’ of a movie especially with international movies getting destroyed by hollywood but Let Me In the hollywood name for Let the right one in has virtually gained cult status by many people due to its originality and strong story but when the news broke this was going to be a hollywood remake it raised a few eyebroaws as well as few calls for concerns of destroying a fantastic movie.

The concern started when Cloverfield director Matt Reeves was announced he was directing. Cloverfield I watched  and suffered motion sickness on the big screen, even had the sickness whilst watching on DVD, yes it was a monster destroying New York story but it felt like the characters where just thrown into the movie and felt they had no purpose of beenin the movie. I have to say his choice of the 2 main lead characters of Kodi Smit-McPhee who was outstanding in The Road and Chloe Moretz who will see in a few weeks Kick(ing) – Ass as HitGirl we know she will be fantastic in it.

Like majority of remakes the movie usually gets a negative reaction especially if the movie was sucessfull in its homeland as well as outside its country, personally I think remakes of foreign movies are out of a quick buck and laziness to actually sit and read the subtitles appreciating the movie in its original form. But reading Slashfilm’s post my views on this movie has got better after they posted a chat that  Movieline had with Chloe Moretz who plays ‘young’ vampire Abby;

Usually a lot of movies glamorize being a vampire. It’s pretty, it’s cool, you look awesome! The way we did it was that it;s not cool to be a vampire. It’s a burden that she has to carry with her, not this fun, cool, interesting thing. It’s scary, deep, and dark, this devil inside of her. The vampire is different than Abby. It’s like her alternate personality, and when it takes her over, she has no control.

Cinematical  caught up with the movies producer Simon Oakes who says the movie is likely to get an R-Rating (18 possibly sometimes 15 in UK)

“stay true to the imagery and mystique and the mythology of the original.”

Which could mean the movie will be very low key affair;

At the end of the day, you could make this movie and never use the word “vampire.” You could say this is a love story between two kids. I think an understanding of genre helps, because there are obviously some big set piece-genre moments in it.
Its a great time to release a vampire movie which Let Me in will be with Twilight:Eclipse coming out the woods now days and Let Me in is a vampire  movie which is completely different  and more original. As long as you have a camera, a director& writer with a sense of imagination and the actors to play in the movie you can create the scariest movie ever.
It’s not a re-imagining; the same beats [are there]. Maybe the scares are a little bit more scary. We haven’t been able to ramp that up quite a lot, obviously, for budgetary reasons.

It sounds that this project has been scrapping the bottom of the barrell for money for the budget and linking the scares to the effects doesn’t sound great. In that same cinematical interview  states ‘more scary’  wont mean more gore in the movie but I have to say it doesnt look as if the movie is going in the wrong direction though.