After one classic outing in 1987 and two straight to DVD spin-off movies. The ‘Lost Boys’ is setting up to sink its fangs into television.
iZombie showrunner Rob Thomas will write the show which, if it’s successful, will reimagine the story over a 70-year period, The Wrap reports.
According to the report. The plan for the show is to have it run over seven seasons with each season taking place in a different decade.
The first season will be set in San Francisco in 1967.
The original ‘Lost Boys’ took place in 1987 and was the epitome of cool throughout the late 80s and much of the 1990’s when it caught a new audience on VHS and DVD. The movie starred Jason Patric, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman alongside Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Diane West, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter and Jamison Newlander.
Feldman returned for belated 2008 sequel ‘Lost Boys: The Tribe’ and 2010’s ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’, which also saw a comeback of Newlander. Sadly these direct to DVD sequels didn’t really have the same bite as the original film.
It is not yet known if any of the original cast are in line to return for the spinoff series.
But it has recently been revealed that ‘The Lost Boys’ will also be coming back as a comic book series that will centre on the original characters and events that took place directly after the first film.
As a child of 80s. I remember very much enjoying the original ‘Lost Boys’ film and given that I was barely 17 at the time. I developed an instant crush on Jami Gertz’s Star. What teenage boy wouldn’t.
I like the idea behind this series and starting it in the 1960’s is a masterstroke given that it was pretty much the early stages of youth culture and teenagers actually buying stuff with the re-emergence of rock n roll and the hippy generation.
The original ‘Lost Boys’ epitomised everything that was cool about vampires. Most notably teenage vampires. It was ahead of its time in that regard and made the genre fun. Unlike those mopey angsty vampires that we had to endure in ‘Twilight’.
I say bring this series on. If we see some original cast members. Cool. If not then lets see something new.