Saturday afternoon we attended the panel for director Matt Reeve’s Let Me In, which is a re-make of the Swedish film Let the Right One In. Reeve’s spoke with enthusiasm about his re-make, showed the audience new footage, and today we have a new full length trailer (via MTV) for you to check out. I am very impressed with Cloverfield director Matt Reeves. His interpretation of the source materials is accurate and authentic to the original film. Let the Right One In is a critically acclaimed film from 2008, so re-making it for American audiences could have been challenging, but after seeing footage, and this latest trailer, I think Matt Reeves has embraced that challenge.
Watch this full length trailer for Matt Reeve’s Let Me In and read the full plot synopsis below.
An alienated 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young newcomer in his small New Mexico town, and discovers an unconventional path to adulthood in Let Me In a haunting and provocative thriller written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield.)
Twelve-year-old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) 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 (Oscar nominee 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.
When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby’s father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen’s efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she’s hiding an unthinkable secret.
The gifted cast of Let Me In takes audiences straight to the troubled heart of adolescent longing and loneliness in an astonishing coming-of-age story based on the best-selling Swedish novel Lat den Ratte Komma In (Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name.