Brace yourselves, you’re not going to be happy with I’m about to tell you. We’ve been reporting for a while that a series adaptation is in the works for the beloved 1987 vampire film The Lost Boys. Today we have an update.
The CW’s series is going to be very different from the story we know and love. In fact, several characters are getting a gender swap, including the Frog brothers, originally played by Cory Feldman and Jamison Newlander. That’s right, the two vampire slayers are going to be girls in the series. Collider is reporting that the Frogs will now be named Cassie and Liza. Ugh (*facepalm).
While no casting has been announced at this point we have our fingers crossed that this will be the only change to the main characters.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for expanding storylines to make all viewers happy, but when main characters based on cult classics are drastically changed I can’t but scratch my head. It’s a cult classic for a reason. If you are going to remake/reboot it at least honor the film’s memory, especially when it comes to iconic characters. Here’s a thought, if you want to make huge changes to a film’s story for an adaptation, how about just coming up with an original idea instead?
We’ll keep you posted.