It looks like the long-awaited sequel to The Lost Boys will finally be made. According to IESB.net, the sequel The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe is scheduled to start production later this year.
The Lost Boys, released in 1987, is one of my favorite movies. Who wouldn’t love a movie who’s tag line is “Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire.” Except for the last part, that’s every teen’s mantra.
The movie was about two brothers who move with their mom after her divorce to a California town brimming with vampires. And to a teenage girl (which I was when the movie was released), the film had an all-star cast — Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, and Jason Patric.
Despite the teenage appeal, the movie has stood the test of time in my house. I particularly like the soundtrack. The song “People are Strange” is my favorite.
So, you’d think I would be turning cartwheels at the idea of a sequel? I was pretty excited at first, but then I found out what was planned for the sequel.
The Lost Boys 2 will be released directly to DVD. No theater time for this sequel. To me that says that Warner Brothers doesn’t want to commit time or money to ensure a good enough product for the theater. I know that’s an over-generalization. But c’mon how many direct-to-DVD movies has really just wowed you?
And although exact details about the script have not been released, rumors are that the sequel will be about surfing vampires. Does anyone else think that’s an oxymoron? I hear surfing, I think sun. I hear vampires, I think no sun. Yes, I know it’s possible to surf at night, but c’mon . . . . From these rumors, the plot line sounds, at best, campy.
Alas, my hopes of a smart, funny sequel that would rival the original are dashed. I guess I’ll just have to pull out my DVD of the original The Lost Boys and watch it for ol’ times’ sake! May it never grow old. May it never die.
Here’s a link to the trailer and my review of it.