Another example of Hollywood’s desperate push to remake movies in the most rapid order is with recent title Let The Right One In. The original, featuring terror hottie Karin Bergquist, was a Swedish (if I recall correctly on that one) release about vampires.
Anyway, its relative success got director Matt Reeves interested in doing a remake version for American theatres through Overture Pictures. Because as we all know, foreign film doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of getting released into American theatres, no matter how good it is.
When interviewed about his plans for the remake, Matt Reeves issued a series of noncommittal non-sequiturs, including such gems as “I’ve been thinking of Colorado–maybe Littleton” and “It would never be that overt where you would watch the movie and say that’s a dream but to me that is kind of an organizing principle.”
This all adds up to my initial projection, a Dave Barry-esque moan of “Ohhhhhh, shit.” Someone needs to tell Reeves about a little thing called RESPECT FOR THE FUCKING SOURCE MATERIAL. In all seriousness, I really don’t care about the “personal reaction” this putz had to it or how he considers it to be both a “touching love story and a really scary vampire movie”. In general I dislike vampire movies because all too often it’s the SAME THING over and over again–a bunch of assholes in a V:TES LARP and everyone wants to be Clan Ventrue. Props are, however, due to 30 Days Of Night which actually broke this mold. Bravo, fellas.
But I’m not really looking forward to Reeves’ upcoming unoriginal sludge pile.