LET ME IN Comic Con 2010 Panel (With Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and more)
The LET ME IN Comic Con 2010 panel featured Matt Reeves, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Chloe Moretz.
Let Me In is a remake of the Swedish movie Let The Right One In. It’s always delicate to take on such critically acclaimed movies and remake them, because the remakes are usually never as good as the original. But I’ll admit that I was very impressed by some of the clips shown. The tone is similar to the original in that it’s very dark, quiet and slow, but a few of the relationships are defined a little differently. For instance the relationship between the boy and girl/vampire is closer to a romantic one. For example, in one of the clips they actually go on a date and in order to make Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) happy, Abby (Chloe Moretz) eats candy he offers her even though it ends up making her sick. Also the gender of Abby is clear whereas in its was ambiguous in the original.
Because of all these differences, which I thought worked great, Let Me In might end up being a really great movie in its own right.
Here are some of the highlights from the Let Me In panel, as well as photos:
– Matt Reeves explained he was looking for someone who could play the role of the girl/vampire but wouldn’t play it as a vampire. That’s why he picked Chloe Moretz (it was before Kick-Ass).
– The movie is set in the early 1980s in the United States. They shot it in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
– Matt Reeves took inspiration from serial killers to create the character of the Father, played by Richard Jenkins.
– Matt Reeves met Richard Jenkins at a party while he was casting the role of the Father, and it was Reeves’ wife who mentioned to him afterwards that he would be great casting for the role.
– Matt Reeves talked about how Let Me In is not just a vampire movie, but it’s also a story about the pain of adolescence.
You can find all our Comic Con 2010 coverage here.