CW's The Lost Boys series is finally getting ready to start production. Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has been tapped to direct the pilot episode and former Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey has been cast in one of the lead roles. Kiele Sanchez (Kingdom), Medalion Rahimi (Still Star-Crossed), and Dakota Shapiro (Valley of the Boom) are also starring in the new series based on the 1987 horror movie. There's no word on whether or not Corey Feldman will be jumping on board, but fans are probably hoping that the Frog Brother will have a cameo at some point.
Heather Mitchell wrote The Lost Boys pilot, which takes place in the coastal town Santa Carla. After the sudden death of their father, brothers Michael (Tyler Posey) and Sam Emerson move to Santa Carla with their mother, Lucy (Kiele Sanchez), who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. Things start to change when the brothers start to hang with some of the locals. It's strange that there is no mention of the Frog Brothers in the synopsis for the upcoming series, but there may be a reason for that.
It is beginning to look like the Frog Brothers are actually going to be the Frog Sisters, according to sources close to The Lost Boys series. The gender swapping idea is quite popular these days and was something that the original sequel to the 1987 movie was going to do with certain characters, so it isn't unprecedented in the franchise. The sequel, which sadly never happened, would have followed around a group of female vampires and it looks like the new series may take a few cues from the sequel.
Joel Schumacher directed The Lost Boys, which has become a cult favorite since its release in 1987. The movie did well at the box office, earning over $32 million against a budget of $8 million, which makes it even stranger that the sequel never came into fruition. While that sequel never happened, there were two direct-to-DVD sequels that were released in 2008 and 2010, respectively. The first of the later installments, Lost Boys: The Tribe was one of the highest grossing DVDs of 2008 and its success led to Lost Boys: The Thirst.
In addition to writing The Lost Boys pilot, Heather Mitchell executive produces with Rob Thomas and Dan Etheridge of Spondoolie and Mike Karz and Bill Bindley of Gulfstream. Spondoolie's Rebecca Franko produces along with Gulfstream's Juliana Janes. Hopefully the pilot episode will get picked up. The CW certainly has enough star power both in front of and behind the camera to generate some considerable interest. Never mind the fact that fans of the franchise have been waiting a long time to see a series. Deadline was the first to reveal The Lost Boys pilot episode news.