'Cloverfield' director to write, helm vampire pic

“Cloverfield” director Matt Reeves will write and direct the vampire tale “Let the Right One In” for Overture Films and Hammer Films.

Movie is the first in a two-picture co-production, financing and distribution pact between Overture and HS Media, parent of Hammer and Spitfire Films.

Project, a remake of Tomas Alfredson’s Swedish film “Lat Den Ratte Komma In” based on a novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist, centers on a young boy who befriends a female neighbor who moves to town.

Hammer acquired remake rights at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. where the film won the Founders Award for narrative feature.

Overture is planning to release the remake next year.

“Let the Right One In” will be produced by Hammer’s Simon Oakes. Spitfire’s Guy East and Nigel Sinclair and Swedish producers John Nordling and Carl Molinder. Spitfire’s Alex Brunner and Tobin Armbrust will exec produce along with John Ptak, Philip Elway and Fredrik Malmberg.

Reeves is in pre production on “Invisible Woman,” a dramatic thriller probing the mind of a desperate housewife who turns to a life of crime. His directing credits include “The Pallbearer” and the TV skein “Felicity”; he wrote “The Yards” and co-created and exec produced “Felicity.”

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