The CW, which brought us ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’, and the ‘Vampire Diaries’ has managed to land the rights to a series adaptation of the 1987 Warner Bros. classic ‘The Lost Boys‘. Rob Thomas, famed for creating ‘Veronica Mars’ and ‘iZombie’, along with Gulfstream TV and Warner Bros Television, are responsible for new tv show reboot.
The show will take a slightly different approach to the idea than Joel Schumacher’s original cult film. It’s planned to run for 7 seasons, each season marking a different decade over a 70-year span. The only characters remaining the same from season to season will be the Lost Boys themselves, everyone and everything else will change. Season one is set to take place in 1967 San Francisco, during the ‘Summer of Love’.
For more information on the people involved in the project, see the full article at deadline.com. Personally I don;t recognise the names, but perhaps those of you more familiar with Rob Thomas and Gulfstream will be interested enough to go take a look. There’s no news on the cast yet, but I’ll keep an eye out for further developments.
I was a big fan of the original ‘The Lost Boys’ movie, once I got a chance to see it. I was only 7 years old when it first came out. My Mum was right to not let me see it. These aren’t your modern shiny vampires obsessed with relationships. These vampires are monsters interested in blood, power and corruption. I’m very much looking forward to seeing vampires once more play the monstrous villains and not the heartbroken victims.
Having said that, I wish it would have been Netflix, or even HBO, that got the deal. A series based on ‘The Lost Boys’ has the potential to be a truly horrifying gorefest, and I’m not sure that The CW would be able to deliver that. The bloodshed and violence would have to be toned down by a considerable degree. Nevertheless, it’s an exciting project, and I look forward to seeing how well they accomplish their cited goal, to show what it’s really like to be immortal.
If you haven’t seen the original, do so. Right now. Here’s the trailer: