Joel Schumacher’s 1987 cult vampire flick The Lost Boys is being brought back to life, according to reports.

Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys is a classic vampire movie that fully deserves its spot in the canon of great bloodsucker movies. Featuring great turns from a host of young Hollywood talent of the era, including Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland, Alex Winter and Jason Patric, the film follows two young brothers who move to the fading beach town of Santa Carla, only to find that it is infested with vampires… vampires who shall remain teenagers, forever.

Warner Bros has announced – and let’s see how this goes down – that the film will be getting the remake treatment. Randy McKinnon, who is developing the Static Shock project for HBO Max, will write the modern day-set new take while End Of The F—ing World showrunner, Jonathan Entwistle, will direct. And if the project borrows some of the dark humour from that particular show, we could be in for something that is at least worthy of the title of The Lost Boys. 

Noah Jupe from A Quiet Place and Jaeden Martell from IT and Knives Out are the only cast members announced so far. It also hasn’t yet been announced if the film will open with a greased-up, muscle-bound guy in a leather waistcoat jamming on a saxophone, as the original did, in perhaps the most 1980s moment ever. But we can hope, right?

We’ll bring you more news on this one as we hear it.

The Hollywood Reporter

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