Musical Based On ‘The Lost Boys’ Movie Is “Nearly Done”

The highly anticipated TV show from The CW adapting the cult classic The Lost Boys may be on hold at the moment, but another project–a prequel musical, no less–is moving apace.

The show’s composer–Gerard McMahon, who goes by the stage name G Tom Mac–recently said the TV show is currently “stuck in limbo” due partly to the COVID-19 crisis, but his musical adaptation of the 1987 film is “nearly done,” according to

The musical–entitled A Lost Boys Story–is a prequel to the movie from the late Joel Schumacher. The music is already written, McMahon said, and a just-released promotional video for the show can be seen below.

McMahon noted that Schumacher, who recently passed away (as reported here in Horror News Network), was a huge supporter of his show. “There was nobody more engaged with my musical,” he said. “He understood musical theater, and we would have many conversations.”

The musical’s storyline reportedly relates the backstory of David (Kiefer Sutherland’s character), who immigrates to America from his native Lithuania and is adopted by a loving Jewish family. He eventually winds up in an orphanage run by a vampire, Max (Edward Hermann in the film), who turns him into one of the undead.

McMahon explained that David leaves the orphanage as a teenager, runs into others of his own kind and starts a family with three other vampires. “They head to California,” McMahon added. “That’s when the good stuff starts.”

McMahon said the musical is “very much a story of immortality, but it’s also a story about how people in their 20s think they’re immortal, anyway. It kind of runs that parallel of pop culture.”

Casting is underway for the show, which is expected to hit the big stage sometime in 2022, given that the pandemic will most likely keep Broadway dark at least until early next year.

The original movie–which starred Corey Haim, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland and Dianne Wiest–was a critical and financial success, grossing $32 million on a budget of $8.5 million. The movie gave birth to two sequels, two comic book series and the proposed TV series.

The stalled series, as reported here in Horror News Network, will be directed by Marcos Siega and will star Brandon Cook, Lincoln Younes and Ruby Cruz when (and if) filming starts.

Keep reading Horror News Network for more details on The Lost Boys on The CW and on the Great White Way.


Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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