Swedish horror Let The Right One In has already been subjected to the Hollywood treatment, but that’s not going to stop its exsanguination in favor of another remake. For this latest iteration, currently in development at A&E, the network has tapped Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis and writer Brandon Boyce to revamp the movie a second time.
A&E snagged the rights from Hammer Films Productions – who produced the original movie based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s best-selling novel – in a bidding frenzy. The network nearly lost out to Showtime, whose slate already boasts the genre-tastic Penny Dreadful. All’s fair in love and (bidding) war.
Like all other previous versions of the property, the series will revolve about a bullied teen boy who befriends a young girl – who turns out to be a century-old vampire unable to restrain her bloodlust.
The first adaptation sprung up in the author’s homeland back in 2008, and was ushered to the screen by Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy helmer Tomas Alfredson. It was a critical hit across the globe and was soon earmarked for a coat of Hollywood’s gloss. Two years later, Cloverfield‘s Matt Reeves directed an English-language version Let Me In starring Chloe Grace Moretz as the teen vamp and Kodi Smit-McPhee as the young lad who befriends her.
A+E Studios and Tomorrow Studios are developing Let The Right One In with the latter’s Marty Adelstein’s and Becky Clements overseeing proceedings. Davis, Boyce, Adelstein, Clements and Simon Oakes will all executive produce.