[Movies] The Lost Boys 4 Isn't Happening
Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.27.2012
And the Frog Brothers TV show is in limbo...
Movieweb spoke with Corey Feldman, who has confirmed that The Lost Boys 4 is dead in the water. The original film was released in 1987 and spawned two straight-to-DVD sequels twenty years later: Lost boys: The Tribe and Lost Boys: The Thirst.
The Tribe wasn't well received by fans, who wanted everyone back, including Corey Feldman's Edgar Frog (who was in the sequel) as well as Sam Emerson (Corey Haim) and Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander). They didn't get Haim in The Thirst (who was still alive in 2010, but didn't join the sequel) but they did get Newlander back for a Frog Brothers adventure. The film went over much better than The Tribe. It hinted at a Lost Boys 4 with the brothers fighting werewolves, as well as a rumored Frog Brothers TV show that would be similar to Supernatural.
However, on August 13 of this year, Warner Bros shut down Warner Premiere to do a DVD market slump. While promoting his latest film 6 Degrees of Hell (out today), Feldman confirmed that the latest sequel was dead.
He said: "I am not sure if you are aware, but Warner Premiere has folded. The company that was assigned to make the films in The Lost Boys franchise are no longer in business. Therefore, that leaves The Lost Boys without a home. The Frog Brothers are homeless at the moment. I would like to see the franchise stay alive. There is not a day that passes, that a fan doesn't write to me and say, "What about the next The Lost Boys? Where is Lost Boys 4? What about another Frog Brothers movie? Frog Brothers TV show? Frog Brothers cartoon? People love it. People want to see more of it. Jamison Newlander and I are always down to get back into bed. But that being said, it's Warner Bros. that drives that boat. It is a Warner Bros. film, it's a Warner Bros. franchise. Without Warner Bros. behind it, there are no more Frog Brothers. The Bros. Warner need to get back into bed with The Bros. Frog. Then we can all have a great big movie orgy. Until then, we are all left as homeless Frogs."
The first film was released on July 31, 1987 and starred Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, Edward Herrmann, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman. It was directed by Joel Schumacher.