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Old 09-24-09, 03:35 AM
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Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

Looks like production is about to roll on Matt Reeves' remake of Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In. It stars The Road's Kodi-Smit McPhee in the Oskar role (renamed Owen) and potentially Chloe Morentz as Eli (renamed Abby). The weirdest change so far, though, is currently being reported on by Production Weekly and Bloody-Disgusting...that the title has been changed from Let Me In (which JoBlo says is the American name for the book) to Fish Head...?

Who the hell is going to see a movie called Fish Head?

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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

Could it be that "Fish Head" is just a production title to throw people off? Not the first time it's happened during pre-production/production, but I don't see a studio backing a remake when a majority of the people know it as Let the Right One In (or even the English translated Let Me In).

I think Alfredson's adaptation of the novel was brilliant, but I could also see a much darker adaptation of the source material. My only concern is if they delve too deep within the origin material of Eli. It wasn't the strongest portion of the book and if the American adaptation delves deeper into that, I feel it may come off as it's trying to jump on the bandwagon of Twilight and True Blood. The first film adaptation worked because it made the audience try and figure it out rather than spell it out.
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

it's matt reeves (cloverfield)...i'm sure "fish head" is just the production title.
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

Great, now I'm going to have "Fish heads, fish heads, rolly polly fish heads ..." in my head for the rest of the day ...
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

They can call it whatever they want, it'll never be as good as the original.
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
They can call it whatever they want, it'll never be as good as the original.
Agreed. Bill Paxton's Fish Heads short was nothing short of a masterpiece.
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

whatever happens, let's not have Magnolia pick up the rights for the DVD & Blu-ray
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

I saw someone saying the 'Fish Head' title was the name the bully boys were calling the boy(Oskar) instead of 'piggy' and etc. in this film.
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Agreed. Bill Paxton's Fish Heads short was nothing short of a masterpiece.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
They can call it whatever they want, it'll never be as good as the original.
I just watched the original, because of all the good things I've heard about it on here, and I don't see how they can remake it any worse. That movie was so boring I'm surprised I made it all the way through.
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Love the original, good to know they got capable child actors on board (haven't seen their stuff yet). Richard Jenkins is an automatic draw for me.
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I just watched the original, because of all the good things I've heard about it on here, and I don't see how they can remake it any worse. That movie was so boring I'm surprised I made it all the way through.
You will love the remake
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

Script review of Matt Reeves' remake: http://www.mypdfscripts.com/featured...iews-let-me-in

A lot of text, but in a nutshell, this will be an almost exact shot-by-shot remake of the original Swedish film. Scenes are re-arranged to make the film go at a faster pace, but it's practically the original Swedish film made for American audiences.

Matt Reeves can go eat a dick.

I thought we were going to get a more faithful adaptation of the original novel? Something a bit "edgier" than the film that also peeks into the back story. Nope. Same exact film, just dumbed down for American audiences. Great. I know what I wont be seeing.
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

*sigh* Can't believe they're remaking this.
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

shrug. Maybe their put more gore in the movie (and they'll probably cut out the nudity from the movie)
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Rory's First Kiss was one of my favorite movies of last year.
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Agreed. Bill Paxton's Fish Heads short was nothing short of a masterpiece.
I don't know why, but that's totally one of the funniest things I've ever read on this forum.
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

If it's a shot-for-shot remake, count me out.
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
If it's a shot-for-shot remake, count me out.
Me, too. Completely superfluous.
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
If it's a shot-for-shot remake, count me out.
True. Honestly, a shot-for-shot remake is pretty much an insult to Alfredson. It's the most blatant way of saying we don't want to try and show your film, with subtitles, to a wider, American audience. We'd rather dumb it down and pander to those who don't like "reading their movies". If you're not going to significantly shake things up when remaking a movie then I just don't see the point.
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

How can you tell if it's a "shot-for-shot" remake from a screenplay.
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
How can you tell if it's a "shot-for-shot" remake from a screenplay.
If the screenplay has the similar storyline, dialogue, and beats as the original, then one could infer that it is possibly a shot-for-shot remake. But there's no guarantee.
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

Arghhhh!!
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Re: Let the Right One In remake Let Me In...aka Fish Head?

I guess we can change the subject header to Let Me In (Reeves, 2010)?

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