Matt Reeves to Write and Direct Remake of They Live

theylive300.jpgNobody wants to call it a "remake," but if it walks like the original source material and quacks like the original source material... Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), who handily re-imagined John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel Let the Right One In into the 2010 film Let Me In, is writing and will direct a script based on Ray Nelson's short story 8 O'Clock in the Morning, which was previously adapted into John Carpenter's 1988 horror comedy They Live. Reeves' version, it's noted, will not feature alien-spotting sunglasses and probably won't star "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. See, totally different! [Deadline]


  • The Winchester says:

    As long as there's a character who's there to chew bubble gum and kick ass and is all out of bubblegum, then I'm in.

  • UncleWalty says:

    why remake this? What could you possibly bring to it, other than more expensive special effects? They got the story right the first time...just leave it be.

  • Jill says:

    Lets hope Reeves actually re-imagines this time. Advice to Reeves: if you want to be taken seriously, actually do what you say because LMI wasn't re-imagining.

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