I am a forgiving guy, I really am, all my friends can attest to this about me. That is probably the ONLY reason why I am excited and willing to give the third installment of the Lost Boys a chance. After the second movie, The Lost Boys: The Tribe, I was extremely let down and quite frankly a little bit pissed off. I firmly beleive it could have been fairly easy to write a super rad sequel to The Lost Boys. Something like the sound of the plot of “The Lost Boys: The Thirst” which is been announced as the official title.
This is what Bloody Disgusting had to report: “Dario Piana, director of The Deaths of Ian Stone, is getting behind the camera for Warner Premiere’s Lost Boys 3: The Thirst, which was scripted by Evan Charnov. Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander are said to return at the Frog brothers, although I could only confirm Feldman’s involvement. Here’s the exclusive plot crunch: “When veteran vampire hunter Edgar Frog finds himself destitute and almost friendless, he thinks his life has hit bottom – but wealthy vampire-romance novelist Gwen Liebling offers him a small fortune to go on the vampire hunt of a lifetime and rescue her son Peter from the Alpha Vampire D.J.Dusk. With the help of his friends Zoe, Lars and Blake, Edgar heads into a bloody battle to exterminate evil.” Shooting is set to begin this November in South Africa.”
So doesn’t this sound like a better plot than doing an exact remake of the first movie with a lame villain (Angus Sutherland), two extremely boring lead characters and Feldman having only a small role. Kinda like Romancing the Stone with a vampire twist. Also Hearing that Jamison Newlander will be back is also execellent news. However both him and Haim were supposed to return for the sequel. But except for a minute after the credits where Haim is thrown in for no reason at all, Allan frog was nowhere to be seen. Was Newlander REALLY that busy that he didn’t have time to star in the second film?!!
So let’s hope this third one is a charm. I think Dario Piana might just do it justice since The Deaths of Ian Stone was actually a pretty cool movie. I just hope they don’t try and get Haim involved again. After the overly dramatic fuss he made about not being included in the sequel on The Two Coreys and then being given the chance only to completely fuck it up? I just can’t get behind him again. Though I am a forgiving guy Mr. Haim, I just don’t think you deserve another chance! Call me a fool but I’m excited about this still!