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Although the much-anticipated CW The Lost Boys TV series remains in limbo thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, fans of Joel Schumacher’s Peter Pan-inspired 1987 vampire film still have much to look forward to.
According to reports, musician G. Tom Mac, the man responsible for the original film’s theme song, “Cry Little Sister,” is nearing completion with plans for a Broadway musical based on The Lost Boys titled A Lost Boys Story. More than a mere retelling of the film’s story through song, A Lost Boys Story will provide the backstory of the vampire David, originally played by Keifer Sutherland, recounting his childhood and transformation as well as his introduction to the other Lost Boys.
“At 17-18, he hits the road, and that’s when he picks up the other vampires and basically creates a family with the three other guys,” Mac tells Syfy Wire. “They all come from different walks of life in Middle America, the Midwest, Arizona, and then they head to California. That’s when all the good stuff starts.”
Casting is currently underway in hopes of a 2022 premiere. Although none of the leads are locked in as of this writing, Mac revealed he’s in talks with veteran actor Malcolm McDowell for the role of head vampire Max who was originally played by the late Edward Herrmann.
Mac also tells Syfy that A Lost Boys Story benefited from the input and blessing of filmmaker Joel Schumaker who passed away in June.
“There was nobody more engaged with my musical over the past few years,” Mac says of the late director. “He understood musical theater, and we would have many conversations. I knew he was ill, but he’d get on the phone for two to three hours and go over notes and various things. He was just a wonderful human being. Intense, but that was part of his incredible personality. Great guy, I certainly miss him.”