One of the greatest vampire movies of all time, 1987’s The Lost Boys, is getting a new lease on life (un-life?) over at the CW network. According to a report over at Deadline, Rob Thomas—the uber-talented creator behind shows like Veronica Mars and iZombie—is bringing Joel Schumacher’s cult classic to the network. So you vampire fans who are bummed out that The Vampire Diaries is ending next year after eight seasons? Think of this as your awesome consolation prize. The original film, which just celebrated its 29th anniversary, starred Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, and Corey Feldman.
According to the original report, the new show is “being envisioned for a seven-season run,” and will tell a story “spanning 70 years, each season chronicling a decade.” Season one will be set in San Francisco during the Summer of Love (1967). As they move forward ever season, “the humans, the setting, the antagonist and the story all change — only the vampires, our Lost Boys, who are like the Peter Pan characters [that] never grow up, remain the same.” It’s also stated in the original report that the show “will explore what it really means to be immortal.”
What is unclear is if these vampires are meant to be the same ones we encounter in the original film — it seems doubtful, as those vampires didn’t seem to make it out of the ’80s in one piece. Hopefully the show will tie into the film in a creative way and not just be The Lost Boys in name only. Whatever they end up doing, it will no doubt be better than the awful straight-to-DVD movies that came out a few years back. The Lost Boys is also coming back as a comic from DC/Vertigo, but it’s unknown if that book ties into this new series in any way. The Lost Boys doesn’t yet have a release date.
Now, if only someone would make a proper Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles show on cable, or extend Joss Whedon’s Buffyverse on TV again, maybe that would all finally wash the taste of Twilight out of our collective mouths for good.
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