“Lost Boys” To Bite Into TV
Reboots continue to be all the rage within the TV medium. This coming broadcast season sees at least seven re-imaginings – including Training Day, 24: Legacy, The Exorcist and McGuyver – on the way.
Now, The Hollywood Reporter brings news that The CW network is planning a TV adaptation of The Lost Boys – 1987’s vampire pic starring Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Jamie Gertz, Corey Feldman and Corey Haim.
The network is bringing in Rob Thomas, the creator of Veronica Mars and iZombie to create a seven season mythology that would span a period of seventy years. The first season would apparently take place in San Francisco during the 1960s’ Summer of Love. Each season, the humans change, while the vampires – the titular Lost Boys – will remain the same.
Thomas will pen the script via his Warner Bros backed company Spondoolie Productions.
This news comes as the network’s The Vampire Diaries draws to a close – its eight season will be its last. Also, that show’s popularity has succumbed to The Flash, the series about a scientist who becomes the fastest man alive after gaining super speed following a freak accident.
Directed by Joel Schumacher, The Lost Boys concerns two brothers (Patric and Haim) who, after moving with their newly divorced mother (Dianne Wiest) to a coastal resort, encounter a gang of brutal teenage vampires headed up by Sutherland. Gertz plays Star – Patric’s human love interest – who has been drawn into the clan.
Determined to stop the undead gang from feeding on the local surfboarding population are Edgar and Allen Frog (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander respectively) – two resident vampire- hunting brothers “dedicated to truth, justice and the American way.”