Joel Schumacher’s 1987 cult vampire movie The Lost Boys is getting a reboot for TV.
According to Deadline, The CW has revived talks about adapting the horror-comedy classic for the small screen, spearheaded by Grey’s Anatomy writer Heather Mitchell.
In 2016 it was reported that the network was interested in a reboot by Rob Thomas but they ultimately passed on the pilot.
Here’s a description of the new series:
“Welcome to sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat…and a secret underworld of vampires. After the sudden death of their father, two brothers move to Santa Carla with their mother, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead.”
The description essentially reflects the original movie synopsis, which arguably begs the question of how exactly it will prove to be a reboot.
Thomas’ vision for the series back in 2016 was a seven season run spanning 70 years from San Francisco during 1967’s Summer of Love to the late 2030’s. Thomas (Veronica Mar, iZombie) is now the executive producer for the new show.
The original 1987 film, which starred actors including Kiefer Sutherland, 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.