Last week, original Hook cast member Dante Basco who played Rufio, revealed his Kickstarter plans to produce a short film as a prequel story for the Lost Boys, from Steven Spielberg‘s 1991 five-time Oscar Nominated film Hook. Now, the film may be in fruition as the project surpasses its $30,000 goal.
With 913 backers the project surpassed its minimum $30,000 goal earning $39,736 from excited Hook fans. While the project has met its goal to create a short film, executive producers Dante Basco, Rawn Ericson III and writers Jonah Feingold and Jeremy Dylan hope to reach $200,000 or higher in order to produce the project in feature length.
Bangarang has been described as a coming of age story about a thirteen-year-old Filipino boy who becomes a hero. The story will follow pre-mohawk Rufio before he stepped foot in Neverland and before he was The Pan. The story is said to put to rest all of the unanswered questions from the 90s film, such as, how and why is Rufio the leader of the Lost Boys, where “bangarang” comes from, and of course, how Rufio he gets his trademark mohawk.
The production team revealed that pre-production has begun, with casting call announcements soon to be made. It has has also been announced that there might be some on screen and behind the scenes cameo updates to be announced.