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A&E Stakes Out ‘Let the Right One In’ Remake

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A&E Stakes Out ‘Let the Right One In’ Remake

A&E is developing a series based on “Let the Right One In,” the bestselling vampire novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cable channel is partnering with “Teen Wolf” showrunner Jeff Davis and actor-screenwriter Brandon Boyce (“Apt Pupil,” “Wicker Park”) on the project.

Adapted for film in 2008 in Sweden and again in 2010 in the United States, “Let the Right One In” centers on the relationship between a bullied 12-year-old boy and a centuries-old vampire child. A&E’s version appears to transplant the story to a small Vermont town, where a series of strange murders “attracts the attention of a federal marshal with a mysterious past of his own.”

The property was optioned from Hammer Films Productions, the company behind the U.S. film.

No stranger to remakes, A&E already has “Bates Motel” (a contemporary prequel to “Psycho”) and “The Returned” in its lineup.

 

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