While most of us are feeling minutely better about the upcoming Let the Right One In remake after seeing how great little Chloë Moretz was in Kick-Ass (another role where she has to alternate between an incredibly dark and violent persona and being a “kid”), it’s still a bit scary for lovers of the original. But for those too afraid to see what the director of Cloverfield does with the remake, there’s always the comic.
Dark Horse just announced that they’re working on a Let Me In graphic novel, the first of presumably many Hammer Films adaptations. The graphic novel will be written by Marc
Andreyko (Manhunter, Predators) and the storyline hasn’t been revealed just yet, although they mention that they’re going to create “a
chilling and exciting comic that will incorporate some of the film’s
characters and mythology with some fresh themes.” While this
is the new Hammer of crap like Beyond the Rave, it seems like there
might be a chance for some classic Lee/Cushing material in the future.
beginning, Dark Horse has always eyed the most inventive stories and
creators” said Dark Horse Publisher, Mike Richardson. “The existing
Hammer Films library represents some of the most exciting horror stories
told. Let Me In is
easily one of
the most chilling and exciting horror stories to come along in years. As
have learned time and time again, comics provides the perfect place to
on the storyline.”
Once again the synopsis doesn’t drop the v-word, something identical to the marketing of the remake so far. Pretty strange choice for an established property.
Let Me In, tells a terrifying tale about an alienated 12-year old boy named Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who 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.
The comic will drop in October to coincide with the film’s release.