Hot on the heels of that fresh Lost Boys music video, actor Kiefer Sutherland is sorry for popularizing the mullet hairstyle. Sutherland plays the iconic David character in the movie, who has the hairstyle. David was and is still cool, even with his striking white mullet, which director Joel Schumacher really did not like at all and still does not like to this day. Whatever the case may be, Sutherland went for the look after watching some MTV and seeing pop star Billy Idol rocking some bleached white hair. However, Idol's was spikey with no party in the back.
The Lost Boys director Joel Schumacher was into the idea of Kiefer Sutherland's David character having long hair, which makes sense for a movie about vampires. This is also the 80s we're talking about, so it was win/win for everybody involved. The long hair wasn't really the look Kiefer Sutherland was going for though. He explains.
"Director Joel Schumacher wanted me to have long hair, and I had long hair at the time and then he wanted it white, a timeless kind of thousand-year-old look. So I dyed it white and my hair was like normally long, like long everywhere. And I just looked like a wrestler! I hated it. And I just thought, 'That's awful.'"
So, where do you go when you want long and short hair all at once? The obvious choice in 1987 was to go to the mullet. Short hair on top and the sides with long flowing locks in the back. This was the compromise that was reached to get The Lost Boys made between Kiefer Sutherland and Joel Schumacher. Sutherland had this to say about his mullet.
"And Billy Idol had just come out... and he looked cool. I mean, he just looked badass. And so I thought, 'Well, he's got white hair. That could look really cool.' But Joel wanted my hair long. And so I actually think I might've been responsible, or at least partially responsible, for creating the mullet. And for that, I'll apologize to the death."
The mullet actually dates back to the sixth century and was made popular again in the 1970s when rock stars like Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, and Keith Richards all rocked them. The 1980s came along and it became known as Hockey Hair because a lot of Canadian players started sporting the look, albeit with some missing teeth. It's at this time that the mullet became a teenage metalhead hairstyle, more than likely to keep mom and dad happy with the look straight on, but letting friends know there's some rocking going on in the back.
So, long back story short front, Kiefer Sutherland did not even come close to partially creating the mullet. He did, however, make it popular, even going as far as to influence his Lost Boys co-star Corey Feldman, who rocked a mullet well into the 1990s. Feldman's was more stylized though, which is a story for another time. Regardless, The Lost Boys is a horror classic, so now might be a time to dust it off to perfect your mullet for your costume. The interview with Kiefer Sutherland was originally conducted by Yahoo.
The Lost Boys remains one of the greatest vampire movies ever released some thirty years after it hit theaters in 1987, making huge stars out of nearly its entire cast. While there have been a couple of direct-to-dvd sequels, the thirst for this 80s cult classic has never quite been quenched. And the return of The Frog Brothers, as played by Jamison Newlander and Corey Feldman is always welcome. Though The CW is working on a TV series based on the franchise, whose pilot has undergone extensive reshoots, no big screen continuation of the property is in the works. So instead, we're getting the return of the Frog Brothers in a new music video inspired by The Lost Boys.
Rapper Ekoh is behind this song and video, which gives us Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander back in character as Edgar and Alan Frog, the iconic vampire hunters from the original 1987 movie. Corey Feldman previously returned in 2008's Lost Boys: The Tribe, where he had an extended cameo amongst a whole new set of characters crawling around Santa Carla, attempting to suck blood, party all night, and sleep all day.
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It wasn't until 2010's Lost Boys: The Thirst that we got the proper reunion of Jamison Newlander and Corey Feldman as Edgar and Alan Frog, as they set off on a new adventure. By that time, Corey Haim had already passed away and wasn't able to return as Sam Emerson. Now, we have the dynamic duo back at what they do best. Slaying the undead.
Ekoh promises that the full music video is coming this October, just in time for Halloween. We get to see quite a bit of Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander in the teaser for the music video. Apparently, vampires have taken over Hollywood. Jamison Newlander asks a Dough Boys pizza delivery driver played by Ekoh, 'You notice anything different about Hollywood lately?' Ekoh answers with, 'No, it still sucks, unless you are an Instagram influencer, or a Youtube sensation, or a rapper.' That's when Corey Feldman appears at the door, reprising his role as Edgar as if he hasn't skipped a day in these combat boots, 'Or a vampire!'
The music video will tackle the idea of vampires in Hollywood, which isn't a bad idea for a true Lost Boys sequel featuring the return of Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander. The video promises thrills, chills and kills, then turns meta by the end, with Feldman handing the Dough Boy his three Lost Boys movies on Blu-ray.
"Think of those three movies as your survival manual. Our number's on the back. Pray you never need to call us."
Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander have been making the rounds at various Comic and horror conventions, and the duo has been known to drop a couple of Cameo videos in character as The Frog Brothers if the price is right. The CW is still moving forward on its The Lost Boys TV show. Will we actually see it premiere is another question. Who knows if we'll ever get another true Frog Brothers movie. But this is as close as we can get right this second. Jamison Newlander first alerted us to this video on Twitter.
i span the galaxy with one speech, that’s a uni-verse NEW SONG IS OUT NOW
The 24 and Designated Survivor star will topline an updated take on The Fugitive for shortform streaming platform Quibi. Boyd Holbrook Narcos will also star in the series, playing the wrongfully accused man Sutherland's detective is trying to track down.
Emmy winner Stephen Hopkins The Life and Death of Peter Sellers will direct the series in a reunion with Sutherland. Hopkins directed 12 episodes of 24's first season in 2001-02, including the series pilot and the season one finale.
Written and executive produced by Nick Santora Prison Break, Scorpion, The Fugitive centers on Mike Ferro Holbrook, a passenger on an L.A. subway train that is bombed. He just wants to make sure his wife and 10-year-old daughter are safe, but faulty evidence on the ground and "tweet now, confirm later" journalism make it look for all the world like Mike was responsible for the bombing.
Wrongfully — and very publicly — accused, Mike must prove his innocence by finding the real perpetrator before legendary Detective Clay Bryce Sutherland, who's heading the investigation, can apprehend him. With the city in a panic and misinformation spreading via social media, Mike's life and family hang in the balance as he goes on the run.
The series comes from Warner Bros. TV and is produced by Thunder Road Films with 3 Arts Entertainment. Santora and Hopkins executive produce with Basil Iwanyk, Tom Lassally and Albert Torres. The Fugitive is scheduled to begin production in October in Los Angeles.
For Sutherland, the show marks a quick return to series work after Netflix canceled Designated Survivor in July after its third season the first two of which aired on ABC. Holbrook is also attached to FX anthology pilot Platform, from B.J. Novak.
Sutherland is repped by CAA and Management 360. Holbrook and Hopkins are both repped by CAA.
The Fugitive is among more than two dozen scripted projects set up at Quibi, which is set to launch in spring 2020 and offer series in eight- to 10-minute "chapters" designed for viewing on mobile devices. The Jeffrey Katzenberg-founded service will also feature unscripted series and daily news programs and will charge users $5 a month for a version with ads or $8 monthly for an ad-free version.
Kiefer Sutherland and Boyd Holbrook are set to star in Quibi’s The Fugitive, a new take on the 1993 Harrison Ford film which was based on the 1960s TV series of the same name, from Scorpion creator Nick Santora, Thunder Road Films, 3 Arts Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV. Additionally, Stephen Hopkins 24, The Dark Tower has been tapped to direct the project, and will also serve as an executive producer. Production is set to begin in mid-October.
Written by Santora, The Fugitive centers on blue collar worker Mike Russo, who just wants to make sure his wife, Allison, and 10-year-old daughter, Pearl, are safe, when a bomb rips through the Los Angeles subway train he's riding on. But the faulty evidence on the ground and “tweet-now, confirm-later” journalism paint a nightmarish picture: it looks to all the world that Mike was responsible for the heinous act. Wrongfully—and very publicly—accused, Mike must prove his innocence by uncovering the real perpetrator, before the legendary cop heading the investigation can apprehend him. With the city in a state of panic and misinformation traveling at the speed of social media, Mike's life and family hang in the balance as he becomes... The Fugitive.
Sutherland will play Detective Clay Bryce and Holbrook will portray Mike Ferro, both new characters for the Quibi series.
Santora executive produces with Thunder Road Films' Basil Iwanyk, 3 Arts Entertainment's Tom Lassally, and Albert Torres. The Fugitive is produced by Thunder Road Films with 3 Arts Entertainment. Warner Bros. TV is the studio.
Sutherland, best known for his role as Jack Bauer in the critically acclaimed Fox drama 24, recently wrapped his starring role in the third and final season of Designated Survivor. Sutherland is repped by CAA and Management 360.
Holbrook will next be seen in Netflix's genre bending political thriller In The Shadow Of The Moon, opposite Michael C Hall. He recently wrapped production in France on the period piece thriller Eight for Silver. Holbrook is currently in production on Born To Be Murdered, produced by Luca Guadagnino, starring alongside John David Washington, Alicia Vikander and Vicky Krieps.
n his role as agent Jack Bauer on TV’s 24, Kiefer Sutherland survived explosions, gunfire and all sorts of physical attacks. As the US President in Designated Survivor, he was spared from a massive explosion that took out most of the cabinet and Congress.
But in real life, he was just done in by some bus stairs.
Sutherland, touring Europe as a singer/songwriter, has postponed the last three shows of the tour because of what were described as serious injuries to his ribs sustained when he slipped on some bus stairs while traveling to Denmark for a performance.
Sutherland vowed to make up the dates this fall. .
“[I] seriously injured a rib, making it difficult to breathe and impossible to sing,” he shared. “Regretfully, I will not be able to perform the last 3 shows of our tour, but have every intension [sic] of making up these shows in September / October when we return.”
ANNOUNCEMENT: Make up dates in September to be announced shortly. My sincere apologies, Kiefer pic.twitter.com/R3DJvv9q0K
— Kiefer Sutherland @RealKiefer August 15, 2019
“I am so sorry for any inconvenience that I have caused to the fans who bought tickets,” he added. “I will do everything I can to make it up to you. Thank you for your understanding. Sincerely, Kiefer.”
The make-up dates for the shows in Denmark and Gothenburg, Sweden will be “announced shortly.”
Sutherland released his new album, Reckless & Me, in April. He toured the US before heading to Canada, the UK, and several parts of Europe.
he CW’s The Lost Boys pilot did not make the cut to series in May but the network kept the project alive, ordering a retooled pilot.
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“The writer, Heather Mitchell, is doing a rewrite on the script right now, we have gotten through the notes process,” the project’s executive producer Rob Thomas told Deadline at TCA on Friday. “We are going to shoot the pilot this fall.”
he retooling is not extensive.
“There were scenes that we thought we could do a better job on, so it's going through a 40% rewrite. It's not a total rewrite.”
wo options of two cast members from the original pilot, Medalion Rahimi and Dakota Shapiro, have been extended. They will be joined by new co-stars in the new pilot, with casting yet to begin, Thomas said.
For him, The Lost Boys has been a labor of love.
“It’s been four years that I have been playing around with Lost Boys, trying to get it made,” Thomas said.
He first took a stab at conceiving and writing a series adaptation of the iconic 1987 Warner Bros horror comedy movie during the 2016-17 development season
While the project didn't go to pilot, the CW execs remained high on the title.
“Two years ago, I wrote a very outside-the-box version of it,” Thomas said of his Lost Boys script. “The network didn't want to go that far outside the box. So fortunately, the writer who is working on it right now, Heather Mitchell, loves the original movie and is eager to make the series look a little bit more like the original Lost Boys. It’s two human brothers showing up in this California beach town with the amusement park and a vampire infestation. It's going to have a lot in common with the movie.”
In The Lost Boys reboot, after the sudden death of their father, brothers Michael and Sam Emerson move to Santa Carla with their mother, Lucy, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers soon find themselves being drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla's eternally beautiful and youthful undead.
Shapiro plays David, portrayed by Kiefer Sutherand in the 1987 film, while Rahimi plays Stella, a version of the Star character played by Jami Gertz.
How does it feel to watch another writer tackle The Lost Boys as a series?
“It's exciting,” said Thomas, whose company Spondoolie produces the project with Warner Bros. TV. “I had a way I wanted to do it that was exciting to me. Once the network didn't want to do it, I was eager to give them the version they would like to put on the air, usually that's just smart television producing. I thunk it would’ve been very hard for me but I love that she is doing it, I love that she is a big enough fan of the movie that she wants to keep it a lot more recognizable.”