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The Lost Boys (1987)
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A reboot of teen vampire classic The Lost Boys is on the way

Honey Boy’s Noah Jupe is set to star in a reimagined version of the cult film from the late Joel Schumacher

Nothing is sacred, and that could explain why Warner Bros has plans to resurrect the 1987 teen vampire classic The Lost Boys. Originally directed by Joel Schumacher, who passed away aged 80 last year, the horror-comedy is set to be reimagined with starring roles for Honey Boy’s Noah Jupe, and Jaeden Martell (of It and Knives Out).

Beyond the fact that it’s directed by filmmaker John Entwistle (The End of the F***ing World), with a script by Randy McKinnon, details about the reboot are fairly scarce.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, however, its setting — a fictional California beach town in the midst of being terrorized by a vampiric biker gang — is being updated for the modern day.

Needless to say, the update has some pretty big biker boots to fill. Released almost 35 years ago, the original Lost Boys flipped the stuffy vampire sub-genre on its head, providing a blueprint for the likes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and a range of other angsty teen horrors.

The iconic cast included Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Alex Winter, Corey Feldman, and Corey Haim, and the soundtrack also leaves a lot to live up to, featuring INXS, Roger Daltrey, and an Echo And The Bunnymen take on “People Are Strange”.

Revisit the 1987 trailer for The Lost Boys below.