What Cloverfield director Matt Reeves plans for his remake of the vampire indie Let the Right One In

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Cloverfield director Matt Reeves takes on the proposed English-language version of the critically acclaimed Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In as his next project, and he spoke with the Los Angeles Times about it.

The original tells the story of a lonely 12-year-old boy who realizes the kind girl who moved in next door is a vampire.

Here's what the Times reported:

"I was just hooked," Reeves recalled recently. "I was so taken with the story, and I had a very personal reaction. It reminded me a lot of my childhood, with the metaphor that the hard times of your pre-adolescent, early adolescent moment, that painful experience is a horror."

Reeves signed on to adapt and direct an American remake of the cult hit, now called Let Me In, the English translation of John Ajvide Lindqvist's original novel. He recently finished a second draft of the script, currently set in Reagan-era Colorado, and is scouting locations, looking to maintain the original story's chilly, snow-swept environs. The film is scheduled for a fall 2010 theatrical release.