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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.

Forsaken (2015) BluRay Captures, Stills & More!

I’ve updated the gallery with BluRay screen captures from the movie Forsaken, which Kiefer worked with his father on. I’ve also added some movie stills, promotional image and behind the scenes photos. Hope everyone enjoys!

First Look at “Forsaken” (Video)

Donald Sutherland shares the screen with his son Kiefer for the first time in the upcoming western, Forsaken, and ET has a behind-the-scenes first look.

“The most profound gift that I got from this experience was I realized that we spent nine weeks together, at least 14 hours a day, focused on building something together,” Kiefer said. “That ended up being the most special gift.”

The drama takes place in 1872 when gunfighter John Henry Clayton (Kiefer) retires and returns to his hometown of Fowler, Wyoming, hoping to repair his relationship with his estranged father, Reverend Clayton (Donald). Their bond is once again put in jeopardy when a gang begins terrorizing the local ranchers who refuse to sell their land to the railroad company that wants to build there. John Henry knows he’s the only one capable of fighting off the gang, but his father forbids him from returning to a life of violence.

Despite being an Emmy and Golden Globe winner, Kiefer admitted to having concerns about playing opposite his legendary father.

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River Queen (2005) Movie Captures & Poster Added

I’ve just added screen captures to the gallery of Kiefer in River Queen!

While browsing the Film Projects category, you will also noticed I moved things around a bit. I have split up Kiefer’s film projects into 3 categories, Early Work (1984-1990), Later Work (1992-2006) and Present Work (2008-present). Because Kiefer has so many movie projects, I felt the one large page was a bit intimidating and hopefully you all agree splitting them up makes it much neater in the gallery 🙂

Kiefer Sutherland among nominees for Razzie Awards

Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland was nominated Tuesday for a Golden Raspberry Award — better known as a Razzie — for his role in the made-in-Toronto epic Pompeii.

The Razzies pay tribute to the year’s worst achievements in film.

Sutherland is nominated as Worst Supporting Actor along with Mel Gibson (Expendables 3), Kelsey Grammer (Expendables 3, Legends of Oz, Thinks Like a Man Too and Trannies 4), Shaquille O’Neal (Blended) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Expendables 3).

Last May, The Guardian critic Stuart Heritage described Sutherland’s acting in Pompeii as “a classic panto ham turn; all evil eyeballs and implacably ludicrous accent.”

Worst Actor nominations went to Kirk Cameron (Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas), Nicolas Cage (Left Behind), Kellan Lutz (The Legend of Hercules), Seth MacFarlane (A Million Ways To Die in the West) and Adam Sandler (Blended).

Blended co-star Drew Barrymore earned a Worst Actress nod, as well as Cameron Diaz (The Other Woman, Sex Tape), Melissa McCarthy (Tammy), Charlize Theron (A Million Ways to Die in the West) and Gaia Weiss (The Legend of Hercules).

Worst Supporting Actress nominees are Cameron Diaz (Annie), Megan Fox (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Nicola Peltz (Transformers 4: Age of Extinction), Susan Sarandon (Tammy) and Brigitte Ridenour (Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas).

Razzie dishonours for Worst Picture went to Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, Left Behind, The Legend of Hercules, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers 4: Age of Extinction.

The latter three films will compete against Atlas Shrugged 3: Who Is John Galt? and Annie for Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.

Among the nominees in the Worst Screen Combo category are Kirk Cameron “and his ego” and Kellan Lutz and “either his abs, his pecs or his glutes.”

Click here for the full list of nominees.

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