Overture Films just announced the official release date for Let Me In, which is now set to hit on October 1st, 2010, making it out in time to cash in on that Halloween buck. The remake of one of the best films of the last decade is shooting right now in New Mexico under the direction of Matt Reeves.
They also sent over this lengthy synopsis-
An alienated 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young newcomer in his small New Mexico town, and discovers an unconventional path to adulthood in Let Me In, a haunting and provocative thriller written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield).
Twelve-year old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Oscar®nominee Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owens’s age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.
When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby’s father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen’s efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she’s hiding an unthinkable secret.
The winters get that bitter in New Mexico? You learn something every day.
It’s also very interesting to see that they’re trying to hide the vampire aspect of the story, at least for now. We’ll see what they do when the posters and trailers start hitting. Keep an eye here for much more on this film.