In 1987 a movie called The lost boys directed by Joel Schumacher (Deadly Link – 71%, Number 23 – 8%, Batman Forever – 41%), playing with the genres of comedy and horror managed to become a cult classic in which it featured two ordinary young people from the 80s who move with their mother to Santa Monica after their divorce. However, in his new neighborhood there are many rumors about the presence of vampires.
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Giving a different touch to the conventional image of the vampire until then, where now the monsters would have a more rocker and youthful appearance, the film had an important impact on the youth of that moment. Years later, a couple of sequels would arrive that would go somewhat unnoticed, at least for the general audience, and for 2019 there would be plans for a serial adaptation for The CW that would finally be canceled.
Now Warner Bros. is ready to start working on a reboot that will revive that story and its characters. The film already has a confirmed director and writer, in addition to that they have also confirmed their two protagonists that they will bring back to the screen Sam and Michael Emerson, who were played in the original by Corey Haim (Silver Bullet – 50%) and Jason Patric (After Dark, My Sweet – 82%).
According to what he reported The Hollywood Reporter, the script will be provided by Randy McKinnon (Safety – 80%), with Jonathan Entwistle as director. It is worth mentioning that Entwistle has also been working on the reboot of Power Rangers – 44%. On the other hand, the young faces that have chosen to star in this new film are Noah Skirt, who we have seen recently in A Place in Silence – 98% and A Quiet Place Part II – 93%, and Jaeden martell, who would play the role of Bill Denbrough in It (That) – 85%.
Now we just have to wait for who they choose to play the gang of vampires that will turn the lives of the protagonists upside down. The report emphasizes that this new version of The Lost Boys It will mean a reinvention of the classic teenage vampire that had been established in the 1980s to adapt it to today’s reality. The tape will also feature Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger as producers, the same ones who were behind Honey Boy: A Lovely Boy – 91%.
It is worth mentioning that Martell has attracted attention in recent weeks with the clips of Rick and Morty – 100% in a live-action version where he shares a scene with the emblematic Christopher Lloyd. McKinnon, meanwhile, has been working with Warner for a couple of months now, as he is in charge of the script for the upcoming movie. Static Shock, a DC story that is being produced by Michael B. Jordan.
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Randy McKinnon He was also a screenwriter for the Netflix horror series called Chambers – 0%, where a woman is presented who after having undergone a heart transplant begins to develop strange personality traits. For now there is no more information about this new version of The Lost Boys indicating when production could begin, as well as a tentative release date.