Thirty-four years after its release, the L.A. teen vampire picture The Lost Boys is set for a remake. As reported in the Hollywood Reporter, a new Warner Bros. version is in the works with Noah Jupe and Jaeden Martell in the lead roles.
Jupe is best known for the A Quiet Place films and was previously seen in Honey Boy and Ford v Ferrari. Martell was in the It movies and Knives Out. He reteamed with Knives Out co-star Chris Evans in the Apple TV+ thriller Defending Jacob.
Considering the original’s catalog of late ’80s heartthrobs, including Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Alex Winter, and the late Corey Haim, we should expect more handsome casting news as this movie gets closer to production. (The original, directed by Joel Schumacher, also co-starred Jami Gertz, Dianne Wiest, and Edward Herrmann.)
Warner Bros. has tapped British director Jonathan Entwistle (not to be confused with John Entwistle), creator of the shows The End of the F*ing World and I Am Not Okay With This, to take the helm. The script is being written by Randy McKinnon, who worked on the shows Grand Army and Chambers, and is also writing an adaptation of DC Comics’s Static Shock.
The Lost Boys was a relative hit at the time, capturing the zeitgeist with its goth look and soundtrack featuring INXS and Echo & the Bunnymen (covering The Doors, no less). Following its success, Schumacher tried to get a sequel called Lost Girls off the ground but was unable to do so. Two direct-to-DVD sequels emerged in 2008 and 2010, with Feldman in both and Sutherland’s son Angus in one. There were also some tie-in comics.
Variety notes that a Lost Boys pilot was in the works at The CW, but it was scrapped at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
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