Yesterday, it was revealed by The Hollywood Reporter that Warner Bros. is moving forward with a new Lost Boys film after the CW series didn’t get a series order.
While it’s not stated if this new movie will be hard-reboot or a continuation of the 1987 film helmed by the late Joel Schumacher, they’ve named that young actors Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place Part II, No Sudden Move, Ford v. Ferrari) and Jaeden Martell (Knives Out, IT, IT: Chapter Two, Defending Jacob) have nabbed lead roles.
The modern day incarnation will be penned by Static Shock screenwriter Randy McKinnon with Jonathan Entwistle set to direct. Entwistle recently worked on Lucasfilm’s Willow sequel series that will air on Disney+ in 2022 (was filming in Wales) and is attached for a brand new film/television reboot of Power Rangers for Hasbro and eOne Entertainment.
It’ll be interesting if the new pic will keep it’s R-rating or attempt to be a more kid-friendly project, then again, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema haven’t shied aware from making mature horror movies. Warner Bros. recently released James Wan’s gory/weird Malignant and are behind a new Salem’s Lot film based on the Stephen King vampire novel.
When Lost Boys will begin production is unclear, but we should hear more about the project in the coming weeks/months.
THE LOST BOYS – Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move with their mother (Dianne Wiest) to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander), the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star (Jami Gertz) — who turns out to be in thrall to David (Kiefer Sutherland), leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER