Tomas Alfredson’s Swedish film "Lat Den Ratte Komma In" (LET THE RIGHT ONE IN) based on a novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist, is set to be remade for American audiences by Matt Reeves, the director of CLOVERFIELD. Variety reports "Director Matt Reeves will write and direct the vampire tale "Let the Right One In" for Overture Films and Hammer Films. The movie is the first in a two-picture co-production, financing and distribution pact between Overture and HS Media, parent of Hammer and Spitfire Films. Hammer acquired remake rights at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. where the film won the Founders Award for narrative feature. Overture is planning to release the remake next year."
Magnolia Pictures is planned a brief limited theatrical run of the original Swedish film in LA and NY starting October 24th, and in Seattle, WA on November 24th. A DVD release is planned for shortly thereafter. We’ll keep you posted both on the DVD of the original and status of the American remake!