It might not be the big-screen follow-up you’ve been waiting for, but we’re finally getting a continuation to the cult hit The Lost Boys. At least they won’t have to find a way to explain away the ageless vampire thing.
Variety reports a comic book sequel is in the works at Vertigo Comics, featuring the surviving characters from the film. The new series is being put together by a strong team of horror writing veterans, including writer Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Grayson) and artists Scott Godlewski (The Dark & Bloody, Copperhead) and Patricia Mulvihill (The Dark & Bloody, Hellblazer). The comic sequel is being touted as a “gruesome and stylish return to the bloody boardwalks and big hair of 1987.”
Here’s the synopsis for the miniseries run:
Santa Carla, California, is on edge. The eccentric coastal town and haven for the undead was finally returning to “normal” after its last supernatural scuffle left the local vampire coven’s leader dead and gave newcomers Michael and Sam Emerson a housewarming both violent and bizarre. Now the brothers must once again team up with militant vampire hunters Edgar and Allan Frog as a new gang of ruthless, stunning, life-sucking nightcrawlers known as the Blood Belles emerges from the aftermath to collect Michael’s love interest and their lost sister, Star.
The original film hit the big screen in 1987, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman.
The first issue of The Lost Boys hits shelves Oct. 12.