As I pack my bags for a fun filled (and insanely hectic) weekend of interviews, news gathering, and money spending at C2E2, this drops into my lap and I about dropped my suitcase. It was announced today at the convention in Chicago that the popular Swedish film “LET THE RIGHT ONE IN”, which is being adapted for American audiences under the banner “LET ME IN”, will be getting the comic book treatment to coincide with the release of the remake thanks to the newly announced teaming of Hammer Films and publisher Darkhorse Comics! Not only that but the series will be written by “PREDATORS” scribe Marc Andreyko! For all the details and a teaser photo, and then be sure to chime in with your thoughts on this exciting announcement!
Here is An Excerpt From Movie Web…
“From the beginning, Dark Horse has always eyed the most inventive stories and creators” said Dark Horse Publisher, Mike Richardson. “The existing Hammer Films library represents some of the most exciting horror stories ever told. Let Me in is easily one of the most chilling and exciting horror stories to come along in years. As we have learned time and time again, comics provides the perfect place to expand on the storyline.”
“I am excited that Dark Horse is working with us on this project. They have assembled an incredible creative team, and I can’t wait to see it progress” said Matt Reeves.”
Also Comic Book Resources Had This To Add…
“Let the Right One In” is best known as an acclaimed Swedish film but also exists as a novel and is being remade for American audiences, the licensing situation for the comic is more complicated than usual. “Rather than just being a marketing device for the American film, this is going to be its own project, drawing upon all existing material – the Swedish novel, the Swedish film, and the American film,” the editor said. “The novel is massive, rich with backstory and subtlety that didn’t make it even to the very subtle and beautiful Swedish film. So we want to expand upon the world of the Swedish film by drawing upon the material from the novel. I think it’ll allow us to do things impossible in either of the previous incarnations. We’re planning a big program, with a unique scope to it.” Since the comics will not be a straight adaptation, Allie also said that readers would see episodes taking place both before and after the familiar events of the film, continuing the adventures of Eli and Oskar.”
WRITTEN BY: Marc Andreyko
ILLUSTRATED BY: Patrick Reynolds
COVERS BY: Sean Phillips
“Let Me in, tells a terrifying tale about an alienated 12-year old boy named Owen (Kodi Smith-McPhee) who is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owens’s age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.”
“LET ME IN” Will Be Released This Winter From Dark Horse Comics! (MSRP-TBA)
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