The Lost Boys Revamped: CW Pilot Gets A New Cast and Script

For nearly three year, the CW has been trying to get their updated version of The Lost Boys off the ground. After numerous pre-production problems, the development of their original pilot was completely scrapped and the project went back to the drawing board again. Apparently, the script they had was not up to snuff and the production company wanted a whole new slant on the modernizing of the classic 1987 film. After tons of work getting it prepped again, Rob Thomas and his Spondoodle production house are finally readying what they hope will move the project forward. In other news, the entire main cast was released from their contract so they had to recast the primary roles. 

The new cast will feature Branden Cook as Garrett, the older brother, or basically the Michael character from the film. Lincoln Younes will be starring as Benjamin, the leader of the vampire gang, essentially the David role. And Ruby Cruz is starring as Elsie, a modern spin on the Star character. Apparently, they're also moving the setting from the beach front of California to North Carolina. Check out the brief synopsis below:

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. Based on the 1987 cult classic that revolutionized how we think about vampires.