With “No movie left behind” seemingly the mantra of TV network executives, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to hear that Joel Schumacher’s 80s vampire classic The Lost Boys has been snapped up for a new TV version.
Deadline reports that The CW is developing a TV version of the movie, which starred Jason Patric as a newcomer to Santa Carla, California, which would be a great place to live if it wasn’t for all the damn vampires. Patric’s Michael falls in with Kiefer Sutherland’s gang of bloodsucking badass, while his little brother Sam (Corey Haim) teams up with the Frog Brothers (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander) to take the vamps out. Also, Dianne Wiest and the late, great Edward Hermann are amazing in it.
What is exciting is that this new take on the story comes from iZombie and Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas. iZombie is one of the best genre shows out there at the moment (if you don’t believe us, Seasons 1 and 2 are on Netflix now and you should most definitely spend your weekend watching it), and Veronica Mars is obviously one of TV’s modern classics.
The story details are also intriguing, if a little vague.
“Envisioned for a seven-season, anthology-style run, the series will tell a story spanning 70 years, each season chronicling a decade. Season 1 will be set in San Francisco during the Summer of Love, 1967. Each season, the humans, the setting, the antagonist and the story all change — only the vampires, our Lost Boys, who like the Peter Pan characters never grow up, remain the same.”
More on this as we get it, but we’re treating this with a certain level of cautious curiosity. The changing settings could be interesting…
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