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“The Lost Boys” Had an Alternate Ending?

Long before the MCU made mid- and post-credits sequences the norm, Joel Schumacher’s comedy horror The Lost Boys planned to have one.

The 1987 vampire movie starring Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric was originally intended to have an additional sting that would add a cheeky bonus for the audiences. What’s more, at one point this planned sting was actually going to be the end of the movie.

A new book giving an in depth retrospective on the movie – Lost in the Shadows: The Story of The Lost Boys by Paul Davis – reveals that this was one of several major changes.

Davis explains:

“The screenplay for LOST BOYS (its original title – the ‘The’ was added in marketing), went through a magnitude of changes between the April 1986 ‘green light’ draft and the May 27th shooting draft. Alex Winter’s vampire, Marko, originally joined the rest of the boys in the siege on Grandpa’s house (only to be killed by Corey Haim’s character Sam, by stuffing garlic into his mouth), and Star was originally going to kill David (Kiefer Sutherland).

“Even once they made the changes in the shooting draft, Joel Schumacher admitted to me that both he, and screenwriter Jeff Boam, felt they didn’t have a satisfactory ending to the movie, and were scrambling to come up with something better during production. For example, in no draft of the script does Michael (Jason Patric) turn into a vampire – something that Patric was not thrilled about when informed three quarters of the way through that he would be hitting the make-up chair.

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New TV spot for “Flatliners” features the returning Kiefer Sutherland

Last week we got a final trailer for Flatliners [watch it here], and now new TV spot has arrived online for the upcoming sci-fi thriller reboot/sequel which features a very brief look at Kiefer Sutherland in his returning role as Nelson Wright; check it out below…

“I play a professor at the medical university,” Sutherland told Metro. “It is never stated but it will probably be very clearly understood that I’m the same character I was in the original Flatliners but that I have changed my name and I’ve done some things to move on from the experiments that we were doing in the original film. I loved making the first film and when I was asked if I would be interested in taking part in this, it didn’t take more than a minute to say yes.”

In Flatliners, five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

Flatliners is set for release on September 29th
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‘Lost Boys’ celebrates 30th anniversary

[July 31st] mark[ed] the 30th anniversary of “The Lost Boys,” the stylish 1987 horror comedy film that some say reinvigorated the vampire genre for a new generation.

“The Lost Boys” made vampire films young and sexy, and predicted books and films like the “Twilight” series, and TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “True Blood” and “The Vampire Diaries” that have given the genre a youthful spin over the past few decades.

“The Lost Boys” was convceived as a “Goonies”-esque kids adventure film, according to IndieWire, but under the direction of then largely unknown director Joel Schumacher, the movie took its darker, R-rated turn.

The movie centers brothers Michael and Sam Emerson, played by Jason Patric and the late Corey Haim, respectively, who move to the fictional, sleepy beach town of Santa Carla, California with their just-divorced mom and move in with their oddball taxidermist grandpa.

Older brother Michael falls for a girl named Star, played by Jamie Gertz, who’s attached to Kiefer Sutherland’s David. He invites Michael into his group of unusual friends and, after a bizarre initiation, Michael unwittingly becomes one of them — a vampire.

Meanwhile, Sam meets Corey Feldman’s Edgar Frog, who manages a comic store with his brother, Alan. But it’s only a cover for their true calling: hunting Santa Carla’s vampires.

Michael must try to save himself from his bloodsucking fate while also freeing Star from hers, while Sam and the Frog brothers try to put an end to David’s murderous band.

“The Lost Boys” also boasted a hit soundtrack featuring INXS, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, Foreigner’s Lou Gramm and others.

“The Lost Boys” was both a financial and critical success, and has since become a bit of a cult classic. Though a planned theatrical sequel starring Sutherland never took off, there were two forgettable, direct-to-video sequels, and even a few comic book sequels.

“The Lost Boys” Gallery Updates

I have finally gotten around to capping The Lost Boys and have added Kiefer’s caps to the gallery. Now, check them out along with posters and movie stills!

Gallery Updates

Hey everyone! I apologize immensely for being M.I.A. lately and not updating as often as I’d like to. However, I hope I have made up for it by adding quite a few photos to the gallery this evening. Hope you all enjoy!

I still have a bunch of events photos to catch up on so stay tuned for more updates!


Kiefer Sutherland reveals who he’s playing in the ‘Flatliners’ reboot

Kiefer Sutherland has revealed he will reprise his original character in the new Flatliners film.

The 49-year-old actor will be returning as former medical student Nelson Wright in the new reboot.

Sutherland told Metro: ‘I play a professor at the medical university. It is never stated but it will probably be very clearly understood that I’m the same character I was in the original Flatliners but that I have changed my name and I’ve done some things to move on from the experiments that we were doing in the original film.’

Kiefer starred alongside Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, Julia Roberts and Oliver Platt in the 1990 film but he’s the only original cast member who will be back in the remake.

The film revolved around a group of students, led by Nelson, who carried out dangerous experiments in an attempt to prove there is an afterlife – with terrifying consequences.

Sutherland added: ‘I loved making the first film and when I was asked if I would be interested in taking part in this, it didn’t take more than a minute to say yes.’

The reboot stars War And Peace star James Norton, Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, Ellen Page and Kiersey Clemons.

Flatliners arrives in US cinemas on August 18, 2017 with a UK release yet to be announced.

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