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Lost Boys prequel musical stage show is deep in development and may actually happen

July 14th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Well now, here’s a thing we never thought we’d say… the Lost Boys in-canon musical may be on the way.

So, I never wondered once while watching the late Joel Schumacher’s iconic 1980s vampire flick ‘how did Keifer Sutherland’s David become a vampire?’. Maybe you did?

The reason I didn’t is because sometimes I like monster to just be a monster and, it’s not hard to work out that they’re teens… at one point they were turned.

But, nope… David’s story is set to be told in a new stage musical called A Lost Boys Story by G Tom Mac – who, interestinglg, wrote the iconic Cry Little Sister track for the movie.

The show has actually been in development for a number of years (look at the bottom of the page for links to the related videos and playlist/soundtrack) but now Mac believes it’s getting close to fruition: “We were looking at late 2021, like the fall. But [now] we’re looking at 2022,” Mac says.

“Last summer, I went to England with one of my producers and met with various choreographers. It was my producer’s idea to search the London theater world for some fresh talent [choreographers, set designers, etc.]. It was about three weeks to a month of just finding the right people and, of course, there are incredibly talented people in New York as well, which we had brought on.”

In the show we will meet David, a teen who comes to America from Lithuania to live in an orphanage run by a man called Max who, you guessed it, turns out to be a vampire and ends up turning David too: “At 17-18 [years old], he hits the road, and that’s when he picks up the other vampires and basically creates a family with the three other guys,” Mac said.

“They all come from different walks of life in Middle America, the Midwest, Arizona, and then they head to California. That’s when all the good stuff starts. We tried to take a twist, whereby we know the story of the movie, but we don’t know how it all got there. And in the musical, we do. It’s very much a story of immortality, but it’s also a story about how people in their twenties think they’re immortal, anyway. It kind of runs that parallel of pop culture.”

He also talks about how, if The CW’s TV series ever gets going (here) the musicals’ story may well tie into its story and how he hopes that Max the vampire would ideally be played by Clockwork Orange legend Malcolm McDowell

Interestingly, Mac says Joel Schumacher was involved in the show’s creation, saying “He understood musical theatre and we would have many conversations. I knew he was ill, but he’d get on the phone for two to three hours and go over notes and various things. He was just a wonderful human being. Intense, but that was part of his incredible personality. Great guy, I certainly miss him.”

While the idea at first sounds a bit mad, the actually execution could be fun and, if there’s a decent story to tell, then have at it!

The music already put together is actually pretty great and actually has me thinking a deep dive into the lore of these particular vampires may actually be a journey worth taking.

What say you all? Would you take a trip into the genesis of David the vampire? Let me know…

You can listen to the soundtrack to the musical here

And why not have a look at the videos for the musical here?

Source: Syfy

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….