Cult horror comedy movie ‘The Lost Boys’ is being made into a TV series

'Veronica Mars' creator Rob Thomas is behind the small screen remake

A small screen adaptation of cult vampire movie The Lost Boys is in the works.

Veronica Mars and iZombie creator Rob Thomas will steer the series based on the classic 1987 horror comedy starring Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman.

Deadline reports that the teen-centric network behind the series, The CW, is hoping it will eventually become a seven-season American Horror Story-style anthology.

Each season will unfold over the course of a decade, with the setting and human characters changing each season, but the ageless vampire boys remaining the same. Season one will take place in San Francisco during the 1967 Summer of Love.

Casting for the series has yet to be announced. The CW has commissioned The Lost Boys shortly after announcing that another of its shows which has a broadly similar theme, The Vampire Diaries, is coming to an end during the 2016-17 TV season.

The original 1987 film The Lost Boys directed by Joel Schumacher was followed by a pair of direct-to-videos sequels released in 2008 and 2011, Lost Boys: The Tribe and Lost Boys: The Thirst, with only Corey Feldman returning from the original cast.

Check out the trailer for the original movie below.