Director Matt Reeves is a major player in the world of geek sci-fi, thanks to his inventive take on horror in 'Cloverfield.' It's quite the switch for the man behind TV's warm and fuzzy series 'Felicity' and the dorky David Schwimmer comedy 'The Pallbearer.' Reeves further distances himself as the man who let Keri Russell cut her hair to write and direct 'Let Me In,' an English-language remake of John Ajvide Lindqvist's superb 2008 vampire thriller 'Let the Right One In.'

Reeves admits he's battled widespread concern about the wisdom of remaking the beloved cult classic, but when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, there was a collective sigh of relief. It unequivocally won over the doubters; some say Reeves' version surpasses the original. It's about an awkward, lonely boy (14-year-old Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee) who befriends a girl (Chloe Moretz) who moves in next door. Moviefone spoke with Reeves about crafting the elusive "good" remake.