Demián Bichir will direct Showtime’s Let The Right One In Pilot
After it was already adapted for the American audience with Matt Reeves’ picture from 2010 let me in, Swedish romantic horror drama Let the right one in finds new life again when Showtime hires a pilot for a possible series with Oscar nominee Demián Bichir (country) to star.
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The project is from Andrew Hinderaker (Away, Penny Dreadful), who will act as showrunner, should he go into the series, and together with pilot director Seith Mann (Home, blindspotting), Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements. Bichir will act as the pilot’s producer, with Showtime producing alongside Tomorrow Studios (Cowboy bebop, snowpiercer).
“Let the right one in is quickly establishing itself as an exciting, high-stakes drama that begs the question: how far would you go to save your child from the monsters out there – would you risk becoming a monster yourself? “Amy Israel, executive vice president of scripting for Showtime Networks Inc., said in a statement. “Demián Bichir is one of the most dynamic and fascinating actors in the world, and his charisma and vulnerability are sure to bring Andrew Hinderaker’s exquisite script to life, directed by Seith Mann’s skillful direction. We couldn’t be more excited about the potential of this show. “
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Inspired by the Swedish novel and film, the series revolves around a father and 12-year-old daughter whose lives were forever changed 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire. Eleanor is imprisoned, maybe forever, at the age of 12 and lives a closed life that can only go out at night while her father does his best to provide her with the minimal amount of human blood she needs to am To stay alive.
“The series is both a love letter to the original film and a story all of its own,” Hinderaker said in a statement. “And casting a true artist like Demián embodies our bold ambition to be one of the most terrifying shows on television and one of the most moving.”
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The franchise goes back to the 2004 novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lindgvist. Development of the Swedish film version began shortly after the book was published. Lindgvist insisted on writing the script, and the film received rave reviews from critics. Its success would lead British producer Hammer Films to secure the rights to an English adaptation, starring Reeves as writer and director, and although some criticized it for being too derivative from the original, it received similar praise from critics and Lindgvist himself.
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