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Check These Out: Awesome Early 'Let Me In' Concept Posters

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July 14, 2009
Source: SlashFilm

Let Me In Concept Posters

Whoa! Just when we thought that director Matt Reeves hadn't even finished casting his in-the-works Let the Right One In remake, we already have three awesome posters? SlashFilm has dug up these poster designs for Let Me In, the Colorado-set US remake of the beloved Swedish vampire film, which are all actually very cool. As far as I know, these aren;t official posters (since it hasn't even started shooting), but rather early sales posters created to help sell the film in markets and get funding. So they don't feature the actual cast or anything like that - but they're the same kind of posters I saw up all over Cannes. Anyway, check ’em out!

Posters were removed at the request of Hammer Films. Sorry!

"I was so taken with the story and I had a very personal reaction. It reminded me a lot of my childhood, with the metaphor that the hard times of your pre-adolescent, early adolescent moment, that painful experience is a horror," Reeves recently explained about his connection to the original Let the Right One In directed by Tomas Alfredson. Reeves also vows that the characters in this "will not be aged-up to make the film more of a smoldering Twilight-style romance." I'm digging the look of these concept posters, but they're obviously probably not at all what the real posters are going to look like in the end. Which one do you like best?

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Reader Feedback - 34 Comments

1

I like the second and third one.

d on Jul 14, 2009

2

They look like book covers to me. I haven't seen "Let the Right One In" cause they never showed it locally and it hasn't been released on DVD yet in Australia, but I was under the impression that it was more of drama/thriller then an actual horror movie. These designs do seem like they belong to a horror movie. I find 2 the best, but 3 is also a pretty good design but its just a lil bit too simple.

Ben on Jul 14, 2009

3

I do agree with #1

Fisherr on Jul 14, 2009

4

Didn't know they changed the title to "Let Me In" instead the translated "Let the Right One In". "Let the Right One In" is a much better title as that is what movie about, "the Right One".

casshern on Jul 14, 2009

5

im glad they changed the name so now if they change anything with the story its called something different so fans of the original film,including myself, wont get all pissy because they changed something. Ive been having mixed feelings about this for a while now,but seeing these posters kind of changes my mind. If its in the best interest of the film to make an american version to glorify the original and not ruin it, im fine with that. ironically though, i think i just contradicted myself. oh well. i have faith that this will come out good, not better than "Let the right one in" but hopefully it will be good for being an american re-make of an amazing film. the third poster looks awesome though

erik on Jul 14, 2009

6

2nd one.

Robbie on Jul 14, 2009

7

I said this before and I will say it again…just because you can doesn't always mean you should. That being said this remake could work for the majority of Americans who never saw this film. Kind of like The Ring. I for one had no idea that it was a remake. MO Money Mo Money Mo Money!!!!!

Condominiums Mississauga on Jul 14, 2009

8

pretty soon, they'll be remaking movies while the original is STILL in theatres! remakes are starting to piss me off.

dan on Jul 14, 2009

9

I enjoyed everything about Let The Right One In except for the overt child porn scene - I mean, seriously. That came out of nowhere and totally threw me out of the movie.

jason on Jul 14, 2009

10

All of those are lame. The typography is awful.

adrian on Jul 14, 2009

11

matt reeves is a douche

nocsyn on Jul 14, 2009

12

I hope they do it justice...or at least make it a lil bloddier

Trey on Jul 14, 2009

13

Yeah, but The Ring sucked...

He tries so hard... on Jul 14, 2009

14

It's sad, but I actually hold out a bit of hope for this remake, no matter how near and dear the original was in my heart(unlike most, I actually saw it(2 times) in theaters. The posters especially the 2nd and 3rd are promising...The first is only a shout out to the last scene of the film, which I think is a bit uneccesary and shows the American preoccupation with violence. That being said, I can actually see this being PG-13 and working just fine. The tone of the original can be maintained and most of the violence can be kept, save for the ending gore, but even that, if toned down only slightly could make the cut.

LINKFX on Jul 14, 2009

15

even for prototypes, these posters have a lot of promise. Hopefully they will settle on something like 2 or 3 for the final product. I'm remaining hopeful for this new adaptation despite a lot of negative criticism it is receiving from loyal fans of the original. It sounds like Reeves holds a certain integrity for the original work. Until he proves otherwise, I'll be looking forward to more screen time with one of the best vampire stories of all time.

Tether on Jul 14, 2009

16

I actually quite like the middle one. Crap title change though.

Crapola on Jul 14, 2009

17

Why do people get pissed off about remakes, reboots, etc? It's not like the original suddenly looses something when the new version is made. Worse case scenario you're out a couple of bucks and know that you'd rather watch the original in the future. Best case scenario the remake compliments the original, causes more people to seek out the original, or (in admittedly rare cases) is even better than the original. They could remake The Godfather a dozen times (some would argue they have) and it wouldn't take a thing away from the original. Just relax people.

Joel on Jul 14, 2009

18

I like the second...it would be the third if it was better developed. the idea is great and you can see that is a concept that would look great if done more carefully.

felipe on Jul 14, 2009

19

seriously, they better not downplay anything from the original or i will be incredibly upset. not that the studio cares. i mean, we're only the audience right?...

alex on Jul 14, 2009

20

Why make a remake of a brilliant movie? I hope they keep it close to what it is and not get crazy changing things. So far Reeves' ideas are acceptable.

Johnny Neat on Jul 14, 2009

21

Glad to read I'm not alone in thinking that re-making this movie is absolute horseshit. The original was of such quality it needs to stand out as such, so much that I am truly hoping that this movie tanks. Its too soon and almost unfair to the original creators, cast, director, and movie itself to convert this into an American movie. Jeez, even with movies, America see's what it wants and takes it for it's own. Its embarrassing and completely unnecessary.

Voice of Reason on Jul 14, 2009

22

"But the the film isn't finished yet!" "I don't care, "The Lovely Bones" will be out soon and we need to ride on its coattails!" "To the Photoshop lab!"

Loafroaster on Jul 14, 2009

23

I want to see the original now! The posters suck by the way, nothing great or original.

Tra la la la di da on Jul 14, 2009

24

Rofl... so true, Loafroaster! Posters are coming earlier than preproduction these days, I swear.

alex on Jul 14, 2009

25

Meh...very meh

Cody on Jul 14, 2009

26

Did they have to change the title? I think considering these are just posters to help them get backing they're fine but I'd like to see something more innovative for the official ones.

janet on Jul 14, 2009

27

i agree with #1 and doesn't anyone read these articles? Alex has been telling us about the title change from day one. also, i still only have one problem with this remake... and its not that they are "americanizing" the original film, or that they aren't giving the original the "credit" it deserves. My only problem with this remake is that its a remake of a movie 8months and 10 days old. I mean if we can reboot a movie that young... whats the fucking point anymore? i don't even know what to say, it just disgusts me and is dead on proof that this Remake Reboot thing has gotten way to out of hand. 8months and 10days... that's such bull shit its insane.

DoomCanoe on Jul 14, 2009

28

technically it wasnt child porn since she wasnt human or in that case a she. it was weird to see though

erik on Jul 14, 2009

29

gonna ruin the original...it was too good.

Nick B. on Jul 14, 2009

30

Just say NO. This is one of those foreign films like Le Femme Nikita where a remake will do it no justice.

JimD on Jul 14, 2009

31

17...you like recycled crap...that's cool. now for the rest of us who actually enjoy intelligent cinema...wait let me rephrase...creative/new/inventive cinema then no I will not relax. Mainstream movies suck ass right now, and the fact that let the right one in was just released last year and they are already making a remake...well then if you cant open your eyes at how absurd that is then you should just become a recycled turd like the rest of them. this was the same problem with bruno...same plot as borat...to a T. It's a mathmatical formula and film has become ridiculous. Any untalented douche can make a film as long as A) they have money and B) they follow the formula good day sir

nocsyn on Jul 15, 2009

32

No. No. And no.

rose on Jul 18, 2009

33

Posters removed because they're not proud of their blatant ripoff attempt.

Panna on Jul 23, 2009

34

The original Let the Right One In directed by Tomas Alfredson.

square one condos on Jul 25, 2009

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