The Frog brothers have been gender swapped and as much as we love the Lost Boys movies, we really have mixed feelings about this reboot.
The Lost Boys reboot is getting a lot of attention, mostly hate, but any kind of attention is good attention, right? Hopefully, that is what CW is aiming for. CW, the channel behind Riverdale, Charmed, The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, and Gossip Girl, known for its dramatic content and need to make every show politically correct and as culturally diverse as it could get, recently ordered a pilot for Lost Boys TV show, a reboot of the original movies, and fans have had mixed feelings about it since then. The show, based on 1987 classic and pretty much the best vampire movie ever made, will be a horror anthology and a lot different from the original.
To suit the current audience and cater to as many people as possible, CW has gender-swapped the famous Frog brothers and we will see 'Frog sisters' in the Lost Boys TV show reboot. In a recent podcast, Collider spilled some beans about the upcoming project and revealed that the TV series will turn the Frog brothers into female characters and will replace Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander, who played the vampire-hunting brothers, Edgar and Alan Frog in all the three Lost Boys movies.
According to Deadline, Sarah Hay from Flesh and Bone, Cheyenne Haynes from Camping, and Haley Tju from Bella and the Bulldogs have joined the star cast of the show. Haynes and Tju will play the Frog Sisters, Liza and Cassie, while Hay will play Mollie, turned into a vampire by David. Former Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey, Kiele Sanchez from Kingdom, Medalion Rahimi of Still Star Crossed and Dakota Shapiro of Valley of the Bloom will portray the main characters in the Lost Boys reboot.
The character of Sam Emerson, which was played by the late Corey Haim, will be played by Rio Mangini. Del Zamora has also been added to the star cast of the show. Catherine Hardwicke, who directed Twilight, will be directing the reboot and we really don't know how to feel about that...sparkling vampires again? We think we'll pass. "After 25 years away from home, Lucy Emerson (who is at the end of her financial rope) returns home to the small California beach town of Santa Carla, to live with her father Frank and teach at the local high school," reads the official synopsis of the show.
"But Lucy either doesn't know or doesn't share the town's big secret with her two sons, Michael and Sam. Santa Carla has a nest of vampires secreted inside the city limits, and they are getting hungrier by the day," it adds. Starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, and Barnard Hughes, the first Lost Boys movie is still the most loved movie of the franchise.
Lost Boys: The Tribe was released in 2008 with a new cast, followed by Lost Boys: The Thirst in 2010. Both the movies had direct-to-video releases and received more negative comments than the positive ones...why make a reboot now? Maybe the TV series won't be that awful? In 2016, a source reported that CW, the television network of Supernatural, Riverdale, The Flash, and Arrow, is reimagining the classic movie and turning it into a TV series. Rob Thomas was rumored to be behind the project which will be an anthology which got longtime fans of the movies really stoked up, including us, but that was before we came to know about the 'Frog sisters' and frankly, the Twilight director.
CW did create a TV series in 2016 for which Rob Thomas served as a writer but the show couldn't find itself some air time. Now, after three years, CW has requested a pilot for the show. Heather Mitchell is serving as the Executive Producer of the show along with Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge, Mike Karz, and Bill Bindley. Rob Thomas said in an interview that the TV series is quite different from the original movies.
"I felt like the vampires in a new television version were not simply the bad guys. In The Lost Boys movie, the vampires are bad. I didn’t think I would structure each season, so there’s a group of bad guys who are vampires, each year, that we’re trying to defeat. Part of it was wanting to have vampires who are not as goody-goody as Liv is in [iZombie]. I think that group of vampires can actually exist within the framework of the show I’m presenting The CW with," Rob Thomas revealed.
CW has also released a logline for the show which reads, "Welcome to sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat…and a secret underworld of vampires. After the sudden death of their father, two brothers move to Santa Carla with their mother, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead.” Will you be watching the reboot?