This year marks the 30th anniversary of a beloved vampire cult classic: The Lost Boys. It featured a pre-Jack Bauer Kiefer Sutherland as bleached-blond vampire leader David, the two Coreys (Haim and Feldman), and a killer soundtrack.
But did you know that Grammy winner G Tom Mac, who wrote one of the film’s songs, “Cry Little Sister,” was working on a musical prequel based on the movie, titled A Lost Boys Story? Well he is, and the soundtrack is slated for an October release — before he finishes work on a stage version. Yes. The Lost Boys may be coming to a stage near you.
Originally meant to be released in August (G Tom Mac mentioned the project back in July in an interview with Rock Wired), the prequel will give us backstories for some of your favorite characters, including David, whom we’ll meet as a 5-year-old kid living in an Eastern European orphanage before being adopted by an American family. (It's supposedly the focus of the opening number, "Once Upon.”)
Speaking to Broadway World, here’s what G Tom Mac said about the project, confirming that a stage version was indeed in the works (he also recently unveiled a very cool preview of A Lost Boys Story and you can watch it below):
“That's something I've been working on for some years in development. I wanted to give a backstory to the characters and tell where they came from, and how they became vampires, and their rebellious nature and youthful uniqueness, yet keeping in line with the humor that worked so well with the horror in the film. I've written all new songs that bring out a good deal of depth in the play's story, songs like 'Sleep All Day Party All Night,' 'Be One of Us,' 'Long Hot Summer' (Michael & Stars theme), and the ever -fun 'Death by Stereo.' ”
The musical is not the only Lost Boys project in the works. As some of you may already know, The CW is prepping a TV series hailing from Veronica Mars and iZombie writer-producer Rob Thomas. If the original pitch holds true, it should follow the titular Lost Boys over seven decades in seven seasons. (It's being slated for the 2018-2019 season.)
What do you think of this upcoming Lost Boys musical prequel from G Tom Mac?