Monday, November 02, 2009

"Let Me In": Its Hammer Time...

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Principal photography has started on the new Hammer Films production, "Let Me In", from writer/director Matt "Cloverfield" Reeves, shooting in New Mexico until January 2010.

"...In the haunting and provocative "Let Me In", an alienated 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young newcomer in his small New Mexico town and discovers an unconventional path to adulthood.

The film is based on the bestselling vampire novel, "Lat den Ratte Komma In", by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist, and is an English-language remake of the Swedish film of the same name.

"This project is very personal to Matt as it is to the many passionate fans of the original story," said Simon Oakes, President/CEO Hammer Films.

"The brilliance of that story deserves to be seen by audiences on a wide scale and we are excited that the pieces are in place to make that a reality."

Hammer Films acquired 'remake rights' to "Let the Right One In" at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival where the film took home the 'Founders Award' for Best Narrative Feature.

The new feature is scheduled for a 2010 release in the U.S. by Overture Films, with Exclusive Film handling worldwide sales/distribution.

Producing the film are Hammer's Oakes, Guy East, Nigel Sinclair and Oscar-winner Donna "Shakespeare in Love" Gigliotti. Hammer's Alex Brunner and Tobin Armbrust will executive produce along with John Ptak, Philip Elway and Fredrik Malmberg.
Overture's Robert Kessel, EVP Production & Acquisitions, will oversee production for the studio. Swedish producers John Nordling and Carl Molinder, who produced the original film, are also involved as producers on this remake.

"Let Me In" is the first film in a two-picture co-production, financing and distribution agreement between Overture Films and Exclusive Media Group, the parent company of Hammer Films and Spitfire Pictures...