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The cult 80s vampire teen film ‘The Lost Boys’ is getting a remake

We've said it before and we'll no doubt utter it again, but 2021 is truly the year of the film and TV remake - not that we're complaining. Don't believe us? Set your peepers on the a new take of The Body Guard currently in the works, or Leo DiCaprio starring in Another Round. Now, what film is due for a modern reimagining? None other than the 1987 cult vampire teen horror The Lost Boys.

Yes, that's right. Joel Schumacher's frightening and frankly, rather hot 80s film is getting a remake. You remember the one. With a steamy cast featuring the likes of a young Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland, as well as Jami Gertz, Alex Winter, Corey Feldman, and Corey Haim. All of them in their leather-clad and mullet loving glory.

Now, it must be said for those whom The Lost Boys is a close favourite, you're probably feeling a lil' protective over the film that injected the somewhat daggy vampire film sub-genre with a fresh perspective, walking so TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer could run. We get it. Not only was the film rife with the rock-loving, surfing culture of Cali in the 80s, akin to The Karate Kid, but it also featured an iconic film soundtrack. Think INXS, Roger Daltrey, and Echo And The Bunnymen.

So what will a modern remake look like? At the moment all the details surrounding the plot are still a secret. But we do know that Noah Jupe from Honey Boy and Jaeden Martell of Knives Out fame have been cast in the lead roles of, if we were to guess, brothers Michael and Sam. Helming the project is John Entwistle, the man who brought us The End of the F*cking World and I'm Not Okay With This. Which at least guarantees snappy dialogue and a whole lot of laughs.

Seeing as we barely have any plot details, we definitely don't have a release date. But when we do we'll be sure to keep you updated.

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