Lost Boys II: Death by sequel
Eighties sequel-mania continues to dazzle Hollywood, it seems, as the next chapter of The Lost Boys is inching closer and closer to reality. Filming has reportedly begun in Canada.
Tentatively titled "The Lost Boys II: The Tribe," the movie finds another young family visiting relatives in vampire-infested Santa Carla. The blood-sucker fighting Frog Brothers (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander) would return -- reportedly looking and acting the same as they did 20 years ago.
One person who might not be able to return is Corey Haim, who played "Sam" in the original flick. MTV.com reports that there are possible immigration issues with Haim filming in Vancouver.
Feldman recently told MTV.com he's not happy about the prospect of leaving his friend out of the flick: "I know what the fans want to see," he intimated. "Not just out of loyalty to Corey as my friend, but I know as a fan of film that you look for [him] in a sequel. If it strays too far, then you don't consider it a real sequel, and you feel that you've been cheated."
Others not returning for the sequel include Jason Patric, Jami Gertz and Keifer Sutherland (he's dead, remember?) However, Angus Sutherland -- Keifer's younger brother -- is attached to the film.
The script for a sequel is rumored to be a work in progress and the storyline itself has seen more twists and turns than a Corey Haim urinalysis. Original director Joel Schumacher reportedly once considered a "Lost Girls" sequel. ("The Tribe" is being directed by P.J. Pesce.)
Will this sequel make a splash? It's hard to get enthusiastic about a movie that has lost all the really interesting characters and actors (along with its original director). The last time a movie counted on Corey Haim and Corey Feldman to drive ticket sales, we ended up with "Dream a Little Dream 2." And that's a nightmare nobody wants to see repeated.
Top 5 Corey & Corey lines from the original Lost Boys:
5. "It's not our fault, they pulled a mind scramble on us. They opened their eyes and talked."
4. "She's one of them! And don't tell me it doesn't make her a bad person!"
3. "You'd better get yourself a garlic T-shirt, buddy, or it's your funeral."
2. "Death by stereo!"
1. "You're a vampire Michael! My own brother, a goddamn, s--t-sucking vampire. You wait 'till mom finds out, buddy!"