At this year’s Comic-Con, I was able to sit down with writer-director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) for Let Me In. Based on the best-selling Swedish novel Lat den Ratte Komma In (Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name by Tomas Alfredson, Reeves film has been the subject of a lot of online bashing since before filming began. However, over the past few weeks, as footage and images have been released, you can see the tide turning online, with many now excited to see Reeves take on the material. Also, it didn’t hurt that the panel for Let Me In at Comic-Con was loaded with some great footage.
Anyway, before the panel, I managed to get some time with Reeves. We talked about the online buzz for his movie and how things have been changing, how much of the original movie is in his version, has he already deleted sequences for the DVD/Blu-ray, what has the test screening process been like, how did he get Michael Giacchino to do the score, what is it like for him to be at Comic-Con and what does he collect/geek out over, and a lot more. If you’re interested Let Me In and why Reeves wanted to do a remake, you’ll love the interview.
Finally, for all you Cloverfield fans, I asked if there’s been any movement on a sequel/prequel (the answer is no), and Reeves mentioned he’d still like to get back to The Invisible Woman someday. It’s all after the jump:
- What does he geek out over at Comic-Con
- 1:20 – Does he collect anything? Posters, toys?
- 2:40 – Does he pay attention to the online buzz surrounding the movie and how the negativity has changed since they’ve released footage and images
- 4:50 – What percentage of the original film did he feel they had to keep versus what’s new
- 7:15 – Talks about how people who hadn’t seen the film who worked on the remake were asked not to watch it while they were filming
- 8:10 – Is his film the same length as the original
- 8:40 – Has he already cut stuff out of the movie that will be on the DVD/Blu-ray?
- 9:30 – Says his first cut was 3 hrs! But that’s just a very long cut of the movie with every scene played very long
- 11:00 – Has he test screened the film and what did he learn from the process
- 12:35 – Cloverfield sequel/prequel talk
- 14:55 – Has he finished editing the film yet. Talks about getting Michael Giacchino for the music
- 16:00 – What is he going to do next. Talks about reading script but also wants to go back to what he was developing before Cloverfield which is The Invisible Woman!