As the anticipation for the TV reboot of the iconic cult classic film The Lost Boys continues to gather pace, musician G Tom Mac has said that despite keeping the “essence” of the film, that it “wasn’t designed for the hardcore fans”.
Mac was speaking to SYFY WIRE when he also confirmed that filming had resume don the project after being halted during the coronavirus pandemic which added further delays to the series.
“It’s stuck in limbo, even though they agreed to all the new script writing and all of that,” Mac explained when looking over the show’s long list of delays. But the outbreak of COVID-19 has hit the resumption of such shows badly.
“It’s hard to know; it’s a day-by-day thing for all these shows, when you can go back in [and shoot]. They were starting to go back, it looked like they could go back into production, and [everything shut down].”
After such a starring role in the film’s score, Mac was approached to compose the theme tune of the new series though it is as yet unknown whether he will helm the entire score.
“They were adamant, obviously, about my theme song because you can’t have the show without that,” he said.
“With this, I’ve certainly pulled together a very modernised version of ‘People Are Strange’ and then just creating contemporary, but cutting edge stuff that is appropriate for the show. And there are gonna be other artists [on the soundtrack] as well.”
As well as the other changes, Mac confirmed that the cast of The Lost Boys TV show was “more diversified in coordination with the times, as it should be” and “a little bit more female-driven”.
“But it wasn’t designed for the hardcore fans. It was basically trying to keep the essence of what the film projected… It’s a reimagining and it’s an adaptation of the film because all the characters are in place.”
Listen to Tom G Mac’s original contribution to the 1987 film, ‘Cry Little Sister’.