Horror movies: 13 icon franchises in the process of getting a reboot

Friday the 13th. Image Courtesy Paramount Pictures, Shudder
Friday the 13th. Image Courtesy Paramount Pictures, Shudder /
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6. The Lost Boys

I’m going to be brief on this one because it’s irritating me. The older I get the more I hate the CW and they’re insane storytelling and love triangles (I’m looking at you Roswell, New Mexico!) The fact that one of my favorite films of all time, one of the greatest vampire films ever made, is going to become a teen drama just upsets me a little.

So, anyway, the CW adaptation of The Lost Boys has gone through some changes since its initial announcement in 2016. As of right now, Branden Cook, Lincoln Younes, and Ruby Cruz have been cast as the leads and the original pilot that CW rejected from Heather Mitchell will be rewritten by Rob Thomas.

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The series will follow a young mother and her two sons, one played by Cook, as they move to a seaside town that happens to be overrun with vampires. Cook’s character, Garrett will be based on the character Michael from the film, and Younes will play a vampire named Benjamin, a reworked version of Kiefer Sutherland’s character David from the original film.

5. The Fly

Does anyone remember that wacked out movie starring Jeff Goldblum where his body is merged together with a fly’s? Yeah, well Disney is rebooting it. They’ll probably use an offshoot label but I can’t see them going any higher than a six on 10-notch horror scale. Fox originally had the rights to The Fly but after they merged with Disney, it went over to the mouse house.

According to MovieHole:

"“No brainer. Fox have been trying to get a new “Fly” off the ground for years – and J.D Dillard and Alex Theurer “wrote a cool script”, we’re told – and Disney will continue developing. Such an awesome template to work on. How can Disney release horror and edgy adult fare like this? It’s called offshoot labels, folks – remember the Touchstone banner that Disney used to release adult fare like “Starship Troopers” and “Shoot to Kill” in the ‘80s and ‘90s?"

Writer J.D Dillard sums up this new adaptation.

"“For me – and this would be about The Fly, but this is also about Alex and my approach to remakes because post-Sleight that has been the conversation for what a lot of big flashy studio gigs are – no matter what, we want to start with character. I think if you look at a lot of remakes, and the ones that may have not been as successful as others, I think often times the wrong pieces are remade. Having this conversation about bigger projects and IP, we really want to make sure we are following a beating heart first and foremost.”"

There is no director or cast attached to the film.