The Lost Boys Makes the Move to Television

by Larry Dwyer

Deadline has reported that everyone’s favorite 80’s vampire movie, The Lost Boys, is the latest in a string of former movie titles that is slated to be re-launched as a television show. The CW Network has acquired the show which is said to be a re-imaging of the popular Joel Schumacher classic.

Written by Rob Thomas, the creator of Veronica Mars and iZombie, this newest version of The Lost Boys was pitched as a seven-season anthology spanning seven decades in the life of the main cast of vampires with each season covering a different decade; Season One will be based in San Francisco during the 1960’s hippie movement.

While there is no news yet of any casting or a premiere date, it would seem that this is a good time for the “re-launch” as interest in The Lost Boys appears to be re-surging; Vertigo Comics has recently announced plans to launch a comic book sequel that will pick up directly where the 1987 film left off in Santa Carla with the Emerson family and the Frog brothers.

Stay tuned to Horror News Network for news about the TV show and the comic book!


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