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New "Let the Right One In" Gets Some "Kick-Ass"

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    “Let the Right One In,” the darkly beautiful Swedish film about a bullied 12-year-old boy’s friendship with the little vampire girl who lives next door, was easily one of the best films of 2008. Can it be as good remade in America? We’re gonna find out.

    Continuing to glut the vampire market already bloated with titles from “Twilight” and “True Blood” to “Cirque de Freak,” Overture Films is preparing a remake of the Oscar-nominated film, due on Oct. 1, 2010.

    “Let Me In,” the same title as the 2004 book the films are based on, will be directed by Matt Reeves (“Cloverfield”), and stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Road”) and Chloe Moretz (currently building major buzz for her role in “Kick Ass”).

    American remakes of foreign titles rarely surpass their predecessors. With a short production schedule, locked release date, and a director who inspired rivers of vomit with his past camerawork, it might be a safer bet to just rent the brilliant original. That said, we're keeping our fingers crossed.