TNT believes they’ve found the right one, and they’re willing to let him in. TNT has ordered a pilot for “Let the Right One In,” based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s 2005 Swedish vampire novel. “Teen Wolf” showrunner Jeff Davis will adapt the book for the cable network.
News of the reboot comes as “Teen Wolf” nears its sixth and final season, leaving Davis available for the adaptation. The reboot was originally in development at A&E last year, but the rights have since reverted to Tomorrow Studios, headed by Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements. Executive producers for the show will also include Simon Oakes and Alex Brunner.
“‘Let the Right One In’ combines elements of horror, revenge thriller and adolescent romance into an unforgettable and truly unsettling tale,” said Sarah Aubrey, original programming executive for TNT, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “This novel is a watershed of rich storytelling, making it an abundant source from which Jeff, Marty, Becky and Simon will bring to life in this all-new adaptation.”
“Let the Right One In” follows the perpetually bullied schoolboy, Oskar, as he is forms a relationship with the ancient, though childlike in appearance, vampire Eli. The novel was adapted into a Swedish-language film in 2008 by Lindqvist and director Tomas Alfredson. In 2010, the story received an English language remake called “Let Me In” from writer/director Matt Reeves (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Grace Moretz. Dark Horse Comics released a four-issue tie-in miniseries titled “Let Me In: Crossroads,” by Marc Andreyko and Patrick Reynolds, and told an original prequel story.
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