Well, they’ve done it again. By “they” I refer to the people in charge of curating our entertainment. They’ve run out of original ideas again and are trying to squeeze an already-remade commodity into a television show. The unfortunate victim this time, is the Swedish horror classic Let the Right One In. Already successfully remade by director Matt Reeves and original writer John Ajvide Lindqvist for American audiences back in 2010 and dubbed Let Me In, this Swedish property will again go under the knife– but this time for cable television giant TNT.
A recent article in Variety spilled the beans on the upcoming project from creator Jeff Davis, who is also the mastermind behind MTV’s Teen Wolf series. The network has ordered a pilot based on Lindqvist’s novel, which they hope will have the same impact that the original 2008 film had. Davis has already written the pilot episode and will act as an executive producer. It’s a good move on TNT’s part to solidify their upcoming slate of horror. The network has greenlit 10 episodes of Tales from the Crypt, plus they’ve also given M. Night Shyamalan the go ahead to curate a horror block, which will debut next year.
Is this a good idea? No. Will I be watching? Of course. I just hope it’s not total garbage– the source material is too awesome to defile. //Arturo Padilla