A few years ago, an American remake of Let the Right One In hit theaters in the form of Let Me In. Unfortunately, that film ended up bombing at the box office with only $24 million made internationally off a $20 million budget. Given that, it’s a little surprising to see another remake is being tried, but this time, it’s for television.
[A&E] is teaming with Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis and actor-screenwriter Brandon Boyce to adapt the Swedish vampire story.
The drama, which is in the development stage, is being produced in- house via A+E Studios and Marty Adelstein’s and Becky Clements’ (Teen Wolf, Aquarius) Tomorrow Studios. Davis, Boyce, Adelstein, Clements and Simon Oakes will executive produce. The property was optioned from Hammer Films Productions, which produced the 2010 English-language film adaptation Let Me In.
While it seems outlandish, Teen Wolf has proven itself a highly capable series since its premiere in 2011. Davis has managed to craft an enjoyable supernatural teen drama with what he’s been given to work with, the most important asset being the acting chops of Dylan O’Brien. Considering that, there’s reason to be optimistic about a new series from the man.
The one thing worth pondering, however, is the fact that Davis has said in the past that he didn’t want to devote too much time to a new series until Teen Wolf was over. It’s possible the development of this remake could signal the beginning of the end for the MTV series. But, at this point, that’s merely speculation.