The Lost Boys Remake Is Happening at Warner Bros.!
Oh, did you think they were NOT going to remake the 90s cult classic that made vampires cool, The Lost Boys?
CelebnMovies247.com reports that The iconic vampire movie The Lost Boys is getting rebooted as a movie at Warner Bros.
The vampire movie has been in development for the past few years, there had been plans to develop a TV series adaptation but the production just could not get off the ground.
Everything happens for a reason. Thank God!
Now, Warner Bros. has decided to bring the Frog Brothers back to the big screen instead, with the plans for the television show now dead.
This new version of The Lost Boys is described as a brand new, reimagined take on the original movie.
The new Lost Boys unites two young stars from modern horror franchises, starring Noah Jupe of the A Quiet Place movies and Jaeden Martell of the It movies.
So who is penning and directing?
Randy McKinnon, who’s also working on DC’s Static Shock series for Warner Bros., is on board to write The Lost Boys with Jonathan Entwistle on board to direct The Lost Boys. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger are producing under their Automatik banner while Zac Frognowski and Josh Glick will executive produce.
Details are still hush-hush at this point and it’s not specified exactly which roles Noah Jupe and Jaeden Martell are playing. Our guess is they will be the new frog brothers.
No additional information has been revealed about the plot, other than to say that it takes place in the present day.
The movie will presumably follow a similar plot to the original movie, which follows two brothers moving to a new town that they discover to be inhabited by vampires.
Will it be back in Santa Cruz?
At this point, there is nothing on location.
The new versus the original:
A reimagining of a cult classic is scary because studios and writers tend to ruin the original. In addition, writers tend to fall into the world of cliches and predictable storylines. No one wants another Nightmare of Elm Street reimagining – that movie was trash. You need writers who really love the material and understand the genre.
The key to this movie is going to come down to casting great talent who can really bring the characters to life further than the directors saw. And a great script with an awesome DP.
Joel Schumacher directed The Lost Boys using a screenplay by Janice Fischer, Jeffrey Boam, and James Jeremias. Its memorable cast included Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Jason Patric, Jamison Newlander, Jami Gertz, Brooke McCarter, Billy Wirth, Dianne Wiest, Alex Winter, and Kiefer Sutherland.
It was a hit at the box office when it was released in 1987 and has since become widely accepted by horror fans as one of the greatest vampire movies of all time.
The Lost Boys spawned two sequels following Edgar Frog of the Frog Brothers for the sequel The Lost Boys: The Tribe. His pal Corey Haim also appeared during the closing credits as Sam Emerson, reprising his role from the original movie. The Frog Brothers later reunited in 2010 for the third installment of the trilogy, Lost Boys: The Thirst, with Jamison Newlander back as Alan Frog to join a returning Feldman.
Jordan Peele NEEDS to Do a Vampire Movie!
We hope this movie is a hit – We would have loved to see an all-black cast version of The Lost Boys written and directed by Jordan Peele.
If Jordan Peele reads this – maybe he and Nia DeCosta can create a similar premise to the Lost Boys but with a cultural and socialistic view on black vampires getting fighting the system of police brutality. We have a great idea Jordan. By the way, Candyman was such a great script and addition to the original. We loved every second of it. The pace, feel, and intensity was perfection.