“Let the Right One In” To Be Adapted For TV
Let the Right One In, the Swedish tale about a female vampire who befriends a bullied boy, is being adapted for TV.
A & E is spearheading the series, which will be produced by Jeff Davis, the showrunner of Teen Wolf, and writer Brandon Boyce, who also stars in Teen Wolf.
John Ajvide Lindqvist wrote the original novel, which was adapted into 2008’s film of the same name. The film, which starred Kare Hadebrant and Lena Leandersson was highly praised, but Hammer Films’ 2010 American remake, directed by Matt Reeves, faired poorly at the box office – even though it was a faithful adaptation. Chloe Grace Moritz starred as the seemingly young vampire.
Seems that horror is working well for the network. It currently has Bates Motel and The Returned on its line-up. The former is, of course, a prequel to the events of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, while the latter – a US adaptation of the French series of the same name – concerns people, long believed to be dead, who suddenly return home to their families.
Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of production company Tomorrow Studios will be developing the TV adaption of Let the Right One In.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter