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Let Me In's Chloe Moretz talks fangs and immortality

01.21.2010

At the top of my list of "foreign films not to ruin with a remake" sits LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, the Swedish child vampire movie that was damn close to perfect in every way.

But alas, we couldn’t help ourselves, and now we have LET ME IN coming out less than two years after the original. KICK-ASS’ Chloe Moretz is taking over the fangs of the tween girl vampire this time around, presumably with less underage nudity (I felt like Chris Hansen was going to break down my door after that). She sat down with MTV and talked about the remake, and discussed what’s changed and what’s staying the same, revealing quite a lot of plot details in the process.

“It’s about a boy who lives in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Growing up, not many people like him, he’s not popular. He’s wimpy, kind of an outcast,” she said of the role played by Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Road”) in the flick, which is due in theaters October 1st. “Then this girl moves in, she’s totally different… she’s a beast, [being a vampire] is a demon inside of her and she can’t stop it from coming out… when I turn into a vampire, it’s terrifying.”

“I don’t have fangs; but [my teeth] are quite scary. I can’t really say anything about it, but they’re terrifying,” revealed the actress, who recently wrapped production on the film.

“I’m the only vampire. You never meet her maker, who made her a vampire. You have a flashback scene where you get it, but you don’t. It just leaves her background kind of blurry. Because, she’s been around for 250 years.”

“It’s in the '80s; it’s not modern,” Moretz said of one similarity to the original that Reeves has been quite adamant about retaining. “[And my character] is not really like a regular vampire. It definitely doesn’t glamorize the idea of a vampire; you see it’s not a fun thing to have in your life. She wishes not to have it; she wishes she could be a normal girl, but she can’t. And she would never put it upon anyone else to become a vampire. That’s why anyone who she does suck their blood, she kills. She does not leave them to become a vampire, because she knows how bad and how hard that is for them – and she wouldn’t want to put that on anyone else.”

“She’s definitely a lover,” Moretz said of her take on Abby – or Eli in the original “Let the Right One In” novel and movie. “She’s not a fighter.”

Damn, I don’t even know what’s left to talk about after all that. It sounds pretty much the same as the original, but as proven by QUARANTINE/REC, you can remake a foreign horror movie shot by shot, and somehow, it will end up being worse.

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Extra Tidbit: Smit-McPhee wasn't given a whole hell of a lot to do in THE ROAD other than say "PAPA!" But I like him better than Max from WILD THINGS.
Source: MTV

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8:51PM on 01/21/2010

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I don't like the fact that they picked an actress that is very feminine (meaning she looks like a young girl) rather than play up the aspect of her character maybe being a boy. That made everything about the original flick that much creepier.



I don't like the fact that they picked an actress that is very feminine (meaning she looks like a young girl) rather than play up the aspect of her character maybe being a boy. That made everything about the original flick that much creepier.
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12:09PM on 01/22/2010
Why is that?
Why is that?
9:36PM on 01/22/2010
Which part are you referring to?
Which part are you referring to?
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7:46PM on 01/21/2010

the original

the original is one of my all time favorite movies. for some reason it hit me right in the spot. the look.. the score.. the story.. I am in love with that film.. Not really looking forward to this although i do like this little actress. Still disappointed about this.
the original is one of my all time favorite movies. for some reason it hit me right in the spot. the look.. the score.. the story.. I am in love with that film.. Not really looking forward to this although i do like this little actress. Still disappointed about this.
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7:35PM on 01/21/2010

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I didn't like it either.
I didn't like it either.
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4:33PM on 01/21/2010

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5:33PM on 01/21/2010
You are not alone.
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6:26PM on 01/21/2010
Ugh.
Ugh.
4:26PM on 01/21/2010
I'm definitely of the minority of people who loved the original but is still kind of stoked for the remake. It may be unnecessary, but its got some solid people attached to it.
I'm definitely of the minority of people who loved the original but is still kind of stoked for the remake. It may be unnecessary, but its got some solid people attached to it.
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4:14PM on 01/21/2010
I'm looking forward to this. I didn't think that Let The Right One In was all that good. It wasn't horrible, but it was boring.

I love how everyone always says "SHE this" and "SHE that". It appears that something flew completely over their heads in the original.
I'm looking forward to this. I didn't think that Let The Right One In was all that good. It wasn't horrible, but it was boring.

I love how everyone always says "SHE this" and "SHE that". It appears that something flew completely over their heads in the original.
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3:51PM on 01/21/2010

LOVE VAMPIRES!

If this is a cross btn LOST BOYS & THIRST THEN Im there all the way
If this is a cross btn LOST BOYS & THIRST THEN Im there all the way
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2:25PM on 01/21/2010
I really like Chloe Moretz and I sense she has a big career ahead of her, but no matter what interviews insist it will be faithful to the original, there's no excusing this unnecessary cash grab. The original is purely excellent and haunting, there's no need for a remake.
I really like Chloe Moretz and I sense she has a big career ahead of her, but no matter what interviews insist it will be faithful to the original, there's no excusing this unnecessary cash grab. The original is purely excellent and haunting, there's no need for a remake.
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2:11PM on 01/21/2010
good actress, yes..but i am still seeing this as an unnecessary remake
good actress, yes..but i am still seeing this as an unnecessary remake
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