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New Film `Let Me In’ Begins Shooting This Week at Albuquerque Studios

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hammer Movies returns to Albuquerque Studios to make the film just two months after finishing the shooting of “The Resident”

Albuquerque Studios is quickly becoming a second home for Hammer Movies.

Just two months after the production company wrapped shooting “The Resident” at the studios, it’s back with the new film “Let Me In.”

“We didn’t even move the furniture out of their offices,” said Jeremy Hariton, senior vice president of Albuquerque Studios. “It’s nice they’ve come back so quickly.”

The new film is a remake of the Swedish film “Let The Right One In,” which was adapted from the book “Lat ded Ratte Komma” by John Ajvide Lindqvist . But this isn’t a “Twilight.”

“Let Me In” is a much darker tale of a vampire girl — played by Chloe Moretz (“The Eye) — and a her young friend, played by Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Road”). The book is a dark ride.

But director Matt Reeves may be the guy to capture that. Reeves was the guy behind last summer’s thriller “Cloverfield”

The movie sounds like an ambitious project, leasing two studios at Albuquerque Studios, and is expected to hire 500 extras for crowd scenes and more. It starts shooting this week at Albuquerque Studios alongside several other films.

The movie “Due Date” has been prepping at the studios and many of the stars are on their way to the set from the first round of shooting in Georgia.

The film is being directed by Todd Phillips, whose film “The Hangover,” broke box office records this past summer. “Due Date” stars Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man”) and Zach Galifianakis (“The Hangover”) as two unlikely companions who are thrown together on a road trip. Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is also cast in the comedy.