Writer Talks Haim’s Return to ‘Lost Boys’

Hue news hit the web last week when it was revealed that Corey Haim will in fact be joining Corey Feldman in Warner Home Video’s Lost Boys 2: The Tribe, which is currently shooting new scenes. Today writer Hans Rodionoff got in touch with Moviehole.net to talk a bit about how this came about. You can read all about it inside.

“Lost Boys 2” writer Hans Rodionoff dropped Moviehole.net a line to corroborate reports that Corey Haim had indeed been reinstated for the sequel. “Sam Emerson was in the earliest drafts of the screenplay, and when it looked like we weren’t going to be able to cast Corey Haim, I begrudgingly took the scenes out and wrote around the holes,” he tells the website. “Recently, I got a call that said that Corey would be able to do the scenes, and Warner Bros. was happy enough with the movie that they felt like spending a little extra to work Sam Emerson into the movie would be money well spent. So, I dug back into my old files and found the deleted scenes with Sam Emerson and sent them to PJ. I really feel like Sam Emerson is a crucial part of the Lost Boys legacy, and I’m glad that his scenes will end up in the film.

The film, due for release in July, is heading into re-shoots this week. It’s the first time since 1997’s “Busted” that old hombres Corey Haim and Corey Feldman have shared a film set.

This sequel takes us to the shady surf city of Luna Bay, California, where vampires quickly dispatch anyone who crosses their path. Into this dark world arrive Chris Emerson (Hilgenbrink) and his younger sister, Nicole (Reeser). Having just lost their parents in a car accident, the siblings move in with their eccentric Aunt Jillian and become new prey for the locals’ way of life. When Nicole unwittingly falls for a local vampire, Chris must locate and destroy the gang’s lifeline before his sister’s transformation is complete; to do this Chris finds himself relying on the expertise of none other than Edgar Frog (Feldman).

Subtle references to characters from the original film, and cameos from returning actors offer homage to the Lost Boys legend and set a sinister tone of impending doom.

Source: Moviehole.net