’80s Horror-Comedy Classic ‘The Lost Boys’ is Becoming a Musical

David Hornsby from 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' is involved

The 1987 vampire-themed horror-comedy The Lost Boys is being turned into a stage musical by Parade’s Michael Arden, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s David Hornsby, and more.

Deadline and other outlets have confirmed that work is underway, with Arden directing and Hornsby writing the book alongside Chris Hoch (a Broadway actor who appeared in Shrek the Musical, Matilda, and more). Additionally, Ethan Popp (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) will serve as Musical Supervisor, with the pop band The Rescues contributing original music.

The Lost Boys musical will be produced by three veteran actors: Patrick Wilson (2004’s Phantom of the Opera, 2018’s Aquaman), James Carpinello (Broadway productions of Saturday Night Fever, Xanadu, and Rock of Ages), and Marcus Chait (Broadway productions of The Pirate Queen and Urban Cowboy). According to Deadline, the show will be “produced by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.

The original film was directed by Joel Schumacher, the film boasted a cast featuring the then-ascendant young actors Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, and Jason Patric.

The Plot

The film follows two teenage brothers who move with their divorced mother to the fictional town of Santa Carla, California, only to discover that the town is a haven for vampires. The title is a reference to the Lost Boys in J. M. Barrie’s stories about Peter Pan and Neverland, who, like vampires, never grow up. Most of the film was shot in Santa Cruz, California.

The Lost Boys was released and produced by Warner Bros. Pictures on July 31, 1987 and was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $32 million against a production budget of $8.5 million. It has since then been described as a cult classic.

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