Fantastic Fest officials have announced they will open the Texas Genre-fest with the U.S. Premiere of the kid-vampire movie "Let Me In" starring Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road.)

We at HitFix.Com has been following Matt Reeves' adaptation of the 2004 Swedish novel "Let the Right One In" by John Ajvide Linqvist since darn near the beginning, and it seems appropriate that the film would be chosen for the opening night of the festival.

Every time we speak to him, Reeves' perspective seems well suited for creating an American version of a story many of us got to know from the Swedish film by Tomas Alfredson of the same name. Creating a movie based on source material that's already known can be dangerous territory for any director, but the casting seems perfect. We will see if  hunches pay out on September 23rd in Austin.

Reeves seems conscious of this and sounds happy to be showing it to a genre friendly audience. "It is incredibly exciting to be able to present the film to an audience who I know are just as passionate about John Ajvide Linqvist's story as I am,” said the director.

Also announced was a special Fantastic Fest edition "Mondo" poster by artist Olly Moss.

HitFix will have an awesome (I've seen it) extensive video interview with Reeves by Greg Ellwood later this week, and you can check out the trailer below.

"Let Me In" Opens Nationally October 1st, 2010

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