Euros Lyn to direct the Let the Right One In pilot

Euros Lyn

Euros Lyn is a veteran television director whose nineteen years of credits include episodes of Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Daredevil, but with his latest job he has taken on a great burden. Lyn is the director who is going to have to somehow, in some way, live up to Tomas Alfredson's 2008 Swedish film LET THE RIGHT ONE IN when he takes the helm of the pilot of a potential TNT TV series based on the source novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

I thought LET THE RIGHT ONE IN was the best movie of 2008, legitimately Best Picture material, so trying to craft a worthy television expansion of its ideas and characters is a very tall order in my mind. While the 2010 American remake LET ME IN was a fine movie in its own right, it didn't match up to the original film for me. Not even close. So good luck, Euros Lyn!

Criminal Minds creator Jeff Davis, who also developed the MTV series based on the 1985 film TEEN WOLF, has written the Let the Right One In pilot. His take on the material:

Let the Right One In is an eerie drama about Henry, a young boy, long tormented by his classmates, who finds solace in a friendship with a charismatic vampire, Eli, who appears to be near his age. Thin and pale, Eli’s actual age is unknown. Lonely and friendless (for obvious reasons), Eli lands in an apartment building in Vermont, and soon begins a strange friendship with Henry, an equally lonely 16-year-old boy who has no idea what kind of creature he’s dealing with.

Kristine Froseth, pictured below, has been cast to play Eli.

The pilot is being produced by Tomorrow Studios, in association with Turner's Studio T. Davis serves as an executive producer alongside Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios and Simon Oakes of Hammer Films. 

Kristine Froseth

Extra Tidbit: Are you a fan of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN?
Source: Deadline



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