You may recall a time when we brought you news that Tomorrow Studios, undeterred by Matt Reeves’ own Hollywood remake, had snapped up rights to Let The Right One In, John Ajvide Lindqvist’s beloved horror romance novel.
That was almost a full year ago at this stage, but Deadline brings word that the small-screen project has now exploded into life, landing a pilot order at TNT. Criminal Minds and Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis remains attached at the helm of this new take, one that is aiming to tap into the core tents of Lindqvist’s acclaimed vampire love story. First published ten years ago, it’s a novel that is held in high regard for its ability to “combine elements of horror, revenge thriller and adolescent romance into an unforgettable and truly unsettling tale.”
Lindqvist later adapted Let The Right One In for Tomas Alfredson’s Swedish movie of the same name, though we understand that TNT’s upcoming pilot will forego both Alfredson’s adaptation and the Hollywood remake known as Let Me In – which featured Chloe Grace Moretz in the lead – to double down on the source material. Carl Molinder, who produced the original screenplay, and Dark Places alum Alex Brunner are among the team of producers attached to this new vision.
Let The Right One In is part of the network’s focus on adult-oriented horror stories, having announced a creative partnership with genre maestro M. Night Shyamalan for a reimagined Tales From the Crypt series.