At C2E2 a few weeks back the news broke that publisher Dark Horse Comics had plans to release an all new graphic novel in concordance with the release of the Americanized remake of the fan favorite “LET THE RIGHT ONE IN”. (Renamed to “LET ME IN” here in the states) The title is, of course, based upon the award winning novel by John Ajvide Lindqvists of the same name, and one would think that in doing this the author would have been consulted before things moved forward. Well he wasn’t. And he’s not very pleased. Read on for the skinny.
“Nobody has asked me about this and I think that the project stinks. I am looking into this matter and hope that they have no right to do this”
Credit To Bleeding-Cool News For The Translation
This doesn’t sound good for Dark Horse, et all. Perhaps the two parties can hug it out? Whatever the case I now have my own doubts about the project, especially since the novel (and the film for that matter) are so beloved by so many around the world. I suppose only time will tell, but I can see a lawsuit on the horizon if this continues. What say you?
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)