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Warner Bros. has found The Lost Boys once again.
The studio is gearing up for a brand-new, reimagined take on the 1980s teen vampire classic.
Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place) and Jaeden Martell (It) will topline the feature project.
Rising scribe Randy McKinnon, who is already working on Warner Bros. and DC’s Static Shock project, will write the new Lost Boys, with Jonathan Entwistle on board to direct.
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger will produce via their Automatik banner, which was behind the acclaimed indie Honey Boy (also starring Jupe) and also has sci-fi thriller Distant, from Amblin and Universal and starring Anthony Ramos, in the pipeline.
The original Lost Boys, released in 1987, told of two brothers who move to a California beach town that, the pair soon discovers, is being terrorized by a stylish vampire biker gang. Also taking bites from scenes were a pair of comic book-loving brothers who thought themselves vampire hunters.
The horror-comedy was directed by Joel Schumacher and featured an ensemble straight out of Bop magazine: Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Alex Winter, plus Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. Bringing up the age bracket were adults Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes and Edward Herrmann.
The movie is fondly remembered for its young and sexy cast as well as a soundtrack that featured acts such as INXS, Echo and the Bunnymen, Roger Daltrey and Lou Gramm. Warners reopened the casket in the 2000s with a pair of direct-to-DVD movies, Lost Boys: The Tribe and Lost Boys: The Thirst.
Details of the new take are being kept in the trunk of a ’57 Ford Fairlane, but it is described as being set in the modern day.
Zac Frognowski and Josh Glick will executive produce the new feature.
Jupe is coming off of A Quiet Place Part II, which has grossed almost $300 million worldwide in the spring. He also appeared in this summer’s Steven Soderbergh HBO Max thriller, No Sudden Move, with Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro and David Harbour.
Martell, who appeared in the massive It two-fer, co-starred with Chris Evans in Apple miniseries Defending Jacob and appeared in Knives Out (also with Evans). He next stars in musical drama Metal Lords for Netflix.
McKinnon was a staff writer on Netflix horror series Chambers, starring Uma Thurman, and is adapting Kwame Onwuachi’s memoir, Notes From a Young Black Chef, for A24 with LaKeith Stanfield attached to star.
Entwistle developed End of the F***ing World, acting as the series’ main director as well as executive producer, and he co-created, wrote and directed the recent series I’m Not Okay With This.
Jupe is repped by CAA, Grandview, The Artist Partnership and Hansen Jacobson while Martell is repped by CAA, Emily Cho Talent Management and Jackoway Austen. McKinnon and Entwistle are repped by CAA, Grandview and Jackoway Austen.
The original poster is below.
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