As The CW’s Lost Boys pilot continues to develop, now comes a major update on the Santa Clara-set vamp action.
Courtesy of Deadline, we now know that Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke will be directing the pilot offering. Not only that, but we have some casting news, too.
Leading the charge in The Lost Boys will be Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey as Michael Emerson, Lost’s Kiele Sanchez as Lucy Emerson, Valley of the Boom’s Dakota Shapiro as the vampiric David, and Still Star-Crossed’s Medalion Rahimi as Stella, who will be loosely based on the 1987 Lost Boys movie’s Star.
Elsewhere on the casting front, we’ve also heard that the Frog brothers featured throughout the Lost Boys movie franchise will be reimagined here as the Frog sisters. Those siblings have yet to be cast, much like other key roles such as Sam Emerson, Grandpa and Max.
The official word on The CW’s small-screen take on The Lost Boys reads:
After the sudden death of their father, brothers Michael and Sam Emerson move to Santa Carla with their mother, Lucy, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers soon find themselves being drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead.
From director Joel Schumacher, The Lost Boys is a ‘87 favourite of many a genre fan. Complete with a truly phenomenal soundtrack, the original movie starred Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, Edward Hermann, Jami Gertz, Alex Winter and, of course, Kiefer Sutherland. Oh, and a rather sax-tastic cameo from Tim Cappello.
After constant rumblings of a sequel, Lost Boys: The Tribe was finally released in 2008. A so-so effort, that picture was followed by the slightly better (but still not great) Lost Boys: The Thirst in 2010. In The Tribe, fans got to see Corey Feldman return as Edgar Frog and a brief cameo by Corey Haim as Sam Emerson. Joining Feldman in The Thirst, fans saw Jamison Newlander back as the other Frog brother, Alan.
Since then, a Frog-driven movie has been talked about and a TV series has regularly been speculated about. As mentioned, those TV plans were seemingly shelved in 2016; only now resurfacing. Additionally, along the way we’ve had several Lost Boys-based comics and books.