And the guy who destroyed New York in “Cloverfield” and moved some vampires next door to you in “Let Me In” is going to direct it.
Universal, which gave the project to Reeves, is trying to sell the film as being different from John Carpenter’s 1988 original “They Live”, and they’re probably even going to call it something completely different. But let’s face it, it’s a remake regardless of what they call it, since Carpenter’s film was essentially based on Ray Nelson’s “8 O’Clock in the Morning” as well.
“I saw an opportunity to do a movie that was very point-of-view driven, a psychological science fiction thriller that explores this guy’s nightmare,” Reeves told me. “There could be a desperate love story at the center of this. Carpenter took a satirical view of the material and the larger political implication that we’re being controlled. I am very drawn to the emotional side, the nightmare experience with the paranoia of Invasion of the Body Snatchers or a Roman Polanski-style film.”
This time around, no special glasses. And from the sounds of Reeves, probably nothing this cool, either: