After a lackluster second entry, The Lost Boys: The Thirst seemed to get most fans jazzed up about the Frog Brothers again, with hopes of more to come. With the internet churning out new rumors by the day, Corey Feldman recently sat down cleared up the state of the franchise and how Warner Bros. might proceed.
As far as a fourth film is concerned, Feldman squashed the rumor of definite plans that have been going around. “No, [it’s] not a done deal. I have never said that. I have said that we are hoping that it happens. I would like to see it happen. And I have been working on some story ideas with writer Hans Rodionoff. We have been discussing where a future trilogy will go, if we were to implement that. Where a TV series might go, if we were to implement that. At this time, we have not been given the greenlit to move forward on any of those projects… There is great potential and hope that we will be making another one. But it certainly hasn’t been greenlit. The rumor that hit about a month ago was really just that. A rumor. There is no confirmation on that fact at this point.”
An alternate plan, which had been teased in the past, was a TV series. Although neither a film or serialized format is set in stone at the moment, Feldman chatted about how they would go about it. “The way I see the TV series being an extension of that is, it would be the Frog Brothers and their continuing adventures in all sorts of different ways. The big thing is, once you hit TV, you are able to do this on a weekly basis. You can go outside the confines of what your typical vampire hunters might do. They can go after all sorts of elements of the supernatural. If you go back to the first The Lost Boys, one of the resonating lines of the film is, “Look, we’ve been very aware that there are political leaders in Washington, and that there are ghouls and werewolves allover Washington, D.C.” Right there, in the very first film, we have already set the stage. That we can open this to any supernatural villain we want to. However, in the films, I don’t think that is the best way to go. Because the audience wants to see what they want to see. But, however, once you move it into the world of TV, you have to keep it interesting for twenty-two episodes. Hopefully more. So, that absolutely opens the doors and floodgates to all sorts of opportunities.”
Even if there’s nothing going on at the moment, it’s nice to know that someone with a vested interested in the property is being pro-active about keeping it alive.
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