‘The Lost Boys’ Reboot To Serve Up An All Girls Cast [Video]

‘The Lost Boys’ Reboot To Serve Up An All Girls Cast [Video]

The Lost Boys was one of those vampire movies that everyone and their brother loved. If it wasn’t for the horror element of the film being all about young vampires, the there was the comedy and picturesque scenery that drew in large crowds. Even as an R-rated horror film, it has been billed by many as a horror-comedy franchise that featured the first blockbuster film from 1987, then two straight to video sequels in 2008 and 2010.

“People are strange!”

But now that there has been some chatter about another The Lost Boys film being made with an all girl cast, there is something to think about for the film. First of all, The Lost Boys is not just about teenage boys who party all night and sleep all day (it’s fun being a vampire). The Lost Boys seemed to cling to the notion that the modern generation, which was the 1987 teenager, was being lost to the world and adults were not being very good role models for their children.

But it was about a generation of kids, not just boys. There was of course Star (Jamie Gertz) who was a part of the theme that alienated “The Lost Boys” and could have better defined the film as The Lost Generation. Although many have said that the film was in some way a retelling of Peter Pan, it is safe to assume that it was about vampires of the youth who have to cling to anything in this mean world to survive.

So with the new sequel, it might be more befitting to call it a remake. For starters, The Lost Boys: The Thirst, which was the third and last sequel in the franchise, killed off all of the vampires in the world by taking out the alpha and severing the bloodline, thus releasing all others from the curse. That being said, there is essentially no more vampires in the world to make The Lost Girls. But there was that hint at the end of the film that the franchise would continue on with werewolves in the theme, but that never materialized.

That means that the next Lost Boys film in the franchise, which will be The Lost Girls, will have no other choice than to bill itself as a reboot. The gender swap is also something that Hollywood has been doing now for quite some time. Not only did it happen with Ghostbusters, but it is has also happened in several TV shows that have come out recently. In Hannibal, Dr. Alan Bloom was gender swapped with Dr. Alana Bloom. So was Freddy Lounds on the same show. There was also Dr. Seward on Penny Dreadful, who was originally a male character in the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.

“Vintage horror fiction!”

But an original actor from The Lost Boys, Corey Feldman, does not see the idea of having an all female cast in the reboot as a good one, according to Movie Web.

“After what happened with Ghostbusters, I would veer to stay away from that idea,” Corey Feldman told Movie Web. “I’m not a hater. I encourage all artistic endeavors. And I support anything as long it’s good. I just hate seeing crap, and I hate seeing schlock. And I hate seeing when they take a very valuable and positive franchise and destroy it with something that sounds like a really good idea, but is not.”

At this point, The Lost Boys, or The Lost Girls, has not been confirmed by Warner Bros and there has been no indication from the studio that the project is moving forward. But there is a lot of hype for the film and that is what the studios look at when they are weighing their options for a green light.

[Image via Warner Bros.]

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“Vintage horror fiction!”


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13 Comments on ‘The Lost Boys’ Reboot To Serve Up An All Girls Cast [Video]

  1. Why don’t you gouge my eyes out with a rusted spoon instead? That’s the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard. Get an original thought HOLLYWOOD and leave the greats ALONE!!!!

  2. WTF!!! 😡😡 Hollywood needs to back off my favorite Movie! There is absolutely no need to remake The Lost Boys!!! Don’t they have writers that can think and come up with original ideas anymore! 😡

  3. Hell no!!!!😡😡😡
    You already distroyed Ghost Buster’s everyone sight person I know that when see report it being one wrose movie ever,sadly they all when hoping to see great take of cult classic instead where present with cheap inmitakaing of the movie,bad cast,cast script bad direction…OMG don’t you dare ruin this great movie with your bad ideas.

  4. F### off with this reboot bulls###!!!! Make some original movies instead!!! There has not been one single decent reboot in the last 2 decades!!! Give it up already!!

  5. If they do,” thanks for destroying our childhoods.” Already bad enough they did with Ghost busters. Reboots suck. That’s for those who can’t come up with their own shit. Bad enough millennials are fucking up the present & future and now you doing it to our past.

  6. You (author) are wrong about them killing all vampires. Even with killing Alpha there are other Master Vampires. Just because you kill a king a whole nation doesn’t die. All that was accomplished here was that all the half vampires turned to normal there are still other masters out there that just haven’t fought to be the Alpha yet.

  7. If they did it as well as they did the reboot of Fright Night, using a multi cultural male cast, maybe with Edgar and (gender swap) Ellen Frog, who is quiet like Allen, but kicks serious ass, it would be good if they stuck mostly to the origonal script with an updated aspect. I was 18 when Lost Boys came out, i know all the lines of the movie. I would live it as long as they didnt screw it up.

  8. Reboot Wont Work Since Basically Sutherland And Haim And Feldman Italy Made The MOive a Icon Of The Genre And With Out The Creator And THe Directer I’m 100% sirten the reboot would Be a Major bomb

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