The CW, which had passed on a pilot last year, has now ordered a fresh pilot for the series based on the 1987 hit movie, Lost Boys.
One failed attempt simply won't deter The CW in its pursuit to bring cult horror film Lost Boys onto the TV screen. According to Deadline, The CW is now gearing up to present the new series to the audience as part of its 2020-2021 cycle.
The CW had passed up on the first Lost Boys pilot, developed by executive producer Rob Thomas and Heather Mitchell, starring Tyler Posey and Kiele Sanchez, last May. But, the new pilot will comprise a revamped script from Thomas and Mitchell, along with an entirely new cast with Marco Siega coming in to direct the episode. Having previously directed the pilot for the network's hit show, The Vampire Diaries, Siega will once again be donning the director's hat for the pilot episode.
The new Lost Boys logline reads: “When a mother and her Gen Z sons move to the seaside town where she grew up, they discover there’s a sinister reason the local cool kids sleep all day, party all night, never grow up and never get old. Family bonds are tested as the brothers find themselves on opposite sides of a mythological struggle.”
Speaking to Deadline, Rob Thomas said: "There were scenes that we thought we could do a better job on, so it’s going through a 40 percent rewrite. It's not a total rewrite."
Rob Thomas and Heather Mitchell are being credited as executive producers on the new pilot, while Marcos Siega will be credited as both director and executive producer. Dan Etheridge will be one of the executive producers under his banner Spoondolie Productions while Mike Karz and Bill Bindley from Gulfstream Television will also join in for the same role. Juliana Janes of Gulfstream and Rebecca Franco of Spoondolie will be producing the show.
In contention for The CW's 2020-2021 cycle are the spinoff for Arrowverse TV show Green Arrow and the Canaries and the prequel to The 100, titled Anaconda, and Maverick.
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The latter, written and executive produced by writer Merigan Mulhern has also received a pilot order from the network. Maverick, set in present-day America, which has an authoritarian rule, sets up the drama between the president and his daughter, who believes that her father is benevolent. However, reality strikes her in the face as she moves to Georgetown. The plot follows the daughter, questioning her loyalty, as she tries to figure out which side she belongs to.Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.