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This is NOT a Remake of They Live — But There is a Connection

In an interview with Deadline's Mike Fleming, writer/director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) reveals that he is going to be serving the same dual function on the film version of Ray Nelson's short story, "8 O'Clock in the Morning," which previously had something of a connection with John Carpenter's They Live.
Says Deadline, "The story is about a man who awakens one morning with the crystal-clear realization that we are surrounded daily by the presence of aliens that are controlling society. It was owned by the studio because it was used as the basis for the 1988 John Carpenter film They Live. In that film, aliens were discovered through the use of special glasses. None of that is being used here, and the film is not considered a remake."

In an interview with the site, Reeves revealed, “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. 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.”

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