Warner Bros. has given the green light to a new Lost Boys, to be directed by The End of the F***ing World and I Am Not Okay with This creator/helmer Jonathan Entwistle and penned by up-and-coming screenwriter Randy McKinnon (Chambers, upcoming DC project Static Shock).
THR broke the news and didn’t have any plot details to share, apart from it being set in the modern day. Also no word as to who Jupe and Martell will be playing. Considering the large ensemble the original film had, expect a number of casting announcements to come.
The original Lost Boys was written by Jeffrey Boam (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Dead Zone, Lethal Weapon 2 & 3) and starred Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Alex Winter, Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, among others. Patric and Haim played two brothers who discover that the new town they’ve moved into is a haven for vampires.
The film received generally positive reviews at the time and made over $US32 million from an estimated budget of $US8.5 million. Two sequels followed, 2008’s Lost Boys: The Tribe and 2010’s Lost Boys: The Thirst, both of which saw Feldman reprise his role as Edgar Frog.
Jupe’s credits also include Wonder, Suburbicon, Honey Boy, Ford v Ferrari, and HBO limited series The Undoing. Martell’s credits include Midnight Special, Knives Out, St. Vincent and Apple mini-series Defending Jacob.
Here’s a look back at the trailer for ’87’s The Lost Boys: