The Evil Dead, The Exorcist, The Mist… Now, it looks like the next classic horror movie getting the TV series treatment is The Lost Boys, the seminal 1987 vampire flick directed by Joel Schumacher. Deadline just dropped this bomb:
The CW has landed The Lost Boys, a series adaptation of the iconic 1987 Warner Bros. horror comedy movie, from Veronica Mars and iZombie creator Rob Thomas, Gulfstream TV and Warner Bros. Television. Written by Thomas, The Lost Boys series re-imagines the cult Joel Schumacher film, which starred Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman.
The project sounds extremely ambitious, with Thomas envisioning a 7 season run spanning 70 fictional years!
Season one will be set in San Francisco during the Summer of Love, 1967. Each season, the humans, the setting, the antagonist and the story all change — only the vampires, our Lost Boys, who like the Peter Pan characters never grow up, remain the same.
Thomas is best known as the writer of TV shows Veronica Mars, 90210, and iZombie.
In the original Lost Boys: After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.