The first bit of potential casting news has materialized for the remake of the Swedish vampire tween love story Let the Right One In.
Matt Reeves of Cloverfield fame came under critical fire when taking on the writing and directorial duties for the remake, renamed Let Me In to perhaps appease the simplicity of American minds. He fired back by professing his love for the source material and demonstrating an unwillingness to alter the story and appease the Twilight and New Moon teen demographic.
This first candidate for the male lead seems to follow Matt’s pledge. In an interview with The Herald-Sun, actor Kodi Smit-McPhee revealed he is up for the role of the male lead in Let Me In. Things are “looking good” at this time but no deal as been inked as of yet.
Take a look at young Mr. Smit-McPhee alongside his predecessor Kåre Hedebrantand below and I think you’ll agree that he “looks” the part. He is not too old (yet) and his eyes have that piercing angst crucial for the role. I have no idea what he sounds like but surely Matt knows what he’s doing by looking at the kid.
If you are going to remake a film no one asked for then at least do it right, right? Let Me In will enter theaters in 2010 after production begins and wraps this fall.