Let Me In teaser trailer debut

After talking about it (and sweating over it) for months, we finally have our first glimpse of the American remake of Swedish vampire flick Let The Right One In. The teaser trailer for Matt ReevesLet Me In has debuted online, and you can check it out in all its embeddable glory below.

Kodi Smit-McPhee stars as lonely Owen. Targeted by the school bullies and neglected by his divorced parents, he strikes up a relationship with the mysterious girl next door, Abby (Chloe Moretz). He develops a schoolboy crush, and learns the value of life when you have a good friend by your side. Awww. A shame then that Abby is a fierce, manipulative vampire.

Those who have seen Tomas Alfredson’s 2008 flick Let The Right One In (and frankly, you all should have by now) will recognise certain shots quite faithfully reconstructed in the trailer for Let Me In. If the remake is as similarly downbeat and deliberately paced as the original (which Reeves promised), then this trailer doesn’t adequately convey that. The tacky sub-Saw music and fast pacing seems out of place.

Regardless, Moretz (Hit Girl from Kick Ass) and Smit-McPhee (The Road) are two wonderful young actors, and they seem perfect for the roles. (Moretz knocked her audition tape out of the park!)

Check out the trailer for Let Me In below!

And why not check out the original trailer for Let The Right One In while you’re at it!

Let Me In, much like the original, is based upon John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel Let The Right One In. It also stars Richard Jenkins and Elias Koteas, and will hit Australian cinemas October 14, 2010.

Discuss: How does the Let Me In trailer compare to that for Let The Right One In?

One Response to “Let Me In teaser trailer debut”

  1. Disappointed that they have changed Eli's name to Abby. Eli implies a time of old, of a different world while Abby is just the girl next door. Will be interesting to see what America does with the film – looks like they're trying to create a thriller when the book and original was just telling it how it was.

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