The CW has ordered a pilot for a series inspired by the 1987 horror classic ‘The Lost Boys’ and a possible synopsis has surfaced. If it’s accurate, then the show looks to be incredibly faithful to the film, as it is essentially the same plot. Check it out:
“After 25 years away from home, Lucy Emerson (who is at the end of her financial rope) returns home to the small California beach town of Santa Carla, to live with her father Frank and teach at the local high school. But Lucy either doesn’t know or doesn’t share the town’s big secret with her two sons, Michael and Sam: Santa Carla has a nest of vampires secreted inside the city limits, and they are getting hungrier by the day.”
The biggest alteration is that Lucy is a teacher at the local high school, whereas in the film, she gets a job at the local video store. Obviously, those don’t really exist anymore and since this is meant to be an ongoing series, this might place her closer to the youthful vampire villains. That will probably mean that on the show Max, Lucy’s love interest, will be the principal or at least another teacher.
Dianne Weist portrayed Lucy in the film, with Jason Patric and Corey Haim as her sons, Michael and Sam. Ed Herrmann played Max, while the titular ‘Lost Boys’ were played by Keifer Sutherland, Brooke McCarter, Billy Wirth, and Alex Winter, with Jami Gertz as female half-vampire Star, and Chance Michael Corbitt as half-vampire child Laddie. Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander played local comic book fans/conspiracy theorists Edgar and Alan Frog. The original film was directed by Joel Schumacher.
The TV adaptation has been in the works for a few years now, but this is the closest it has come to fruition. The CW has ordered a number of pilots for the upcoming TV season, so it remains to be seen if it gets picked up, but check back for updates.
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