Image Credit: Saeed AdyaniIn Let the Right One In — the great, spare Swedish vampire film from 2008 that you simply cannot talk to EW.com video guru Jason Averett about without him dissolving into a puddle of fanboy swooning — the relationship between young(ish) vampire Eli and Eli’s older-seeming male companion is left a bit ambiguous. Is he Eli’s father, uncle, brother, or something less…familial? In this exclusive clip from Let Me In — the U.S. version of Let the Right One In and John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel of the same name — it’s clear that the relationship between the young vampire (now named Abby, and played by Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz) and the older companion (Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins) is perhaps slightly more specific than its Swedish counterpart.
How much more specific? Well, after the clip from the film (which is due in theaters Oct. 1), Jenkins and Moretz, along with writer-director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and co-star Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), address that very question (in a fashion) in my interview with them in July at Comic-Con. They also discuss the title change, talk that the U.S. version was going to Twilight-ize the tale, and whether the film shoot was at all scary for its two young stars. You can check them both out (along with a bonus clip of Jenkins doing a very bad deed, with a quick flash of NSFW language) after the jump.
I’m impressed by the film’s spare style, but what do you make of this look at Let Me In, PopWatchers?