Back in 2011, we reported that Warner Bros. was close to announcing a fourth installment in the Lost Boys series, which saw the original film hit theaters in 1987 and then two direct-to-video sequels which came out in 2008 and 2010. Since then, there’s been pretty much radio silence or unfounded and unsubstantiated rumors.
In a recent interview, Corey Feldman, who played Edgar Frog in the original film, spoke about the possibility of a fourth film and how he wants to avoid an all-female reboot, as was done with Ghostbusters. He explains himself, saying, “It seems like a stretch. Not only does it seem like a stretch, but it just doesn’t sound like the most appetizing way to move forward.”
Feldman elaborates in detail:
After what happened with ‘Ghostbusters’, I would veer to stay away from that idea. I’m not a hater. I encourage all artistic endeavors. And I support anything as long it’s good. I just hate seeing crap, and I hate seeing schlock. And I hate seeing when they take a very valuable and positive franchise and destroy it with something that sounds like a really good idea, but is not.
So, to me…I’m a firm believer in giving the fans what we know they want. And give it to them the way they want it. It’s always nice to throw some surprises in there. But I am also not a believer in the reboot. I do not think it is a good idea. I don’t like it. I think when fans want a sequel to their favorite films, they want to see their favorite characters, and their favorite actors playing those characters, and they want to know where those characters are ten years later, or a few years later. And that is the fun of a sequel.
That is in my personal opinion as a filmgoer and a movie maker. That doesn’t mean I’m right. Everyone has the right to their opinion. I have to make sure my intentions are pure.
The idea of The Lost Girls is not a new one. In fact, that idea has been bandied about since soon after the original film, which means it’s been in the air for nearly 30 years. Alas, no progress was made on that end.
Feldman also makes it abundantly clear that no actual progress has been made in terms of a fourth movie. “Do we have something on the table at the moment? No. But there might be some ideas kicking around. Lets just say, at this point, they are at the idea stage,” he states.
No matter what happens, I’m hoping that Kiefer Sutherland, who just rejoined the Flatliners remake, might be convinced to reprise his role as David. If he’s willing to revisit one older property, maybe he can be convinced to sharpen his fangs and revisit another? Fingers crossed!