In 2008, Warner Premiere, the home video division of Warner Bros., notable for turning some of the studios past hits into straight-to-DVD franchise, decided to revive The Lost Boys with Lost Boys: The Tribe, a film the fans didn't really want. It was more of a reboot than a true sequel, and it was quite disappointing. Except for the inclusion of its one returning star, Corey Feldman, who reprised his role as Edgar Frog, one half of the Frog Brothers, people despised most things about it. A true sequel, one that included Sam Emerson (Corey Haim) and Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) was what they fans truly wanted.
Despite being a bad movie that not many people seemed to enjoy, Lost Boys: The Tribe was a big enough hit to warrant Lost Boys: The Thirst in 2010. Though Corey Haim wasn't returning as Sam (he was still alive during the time of production), the film was a true Frog Brothers adventure. And it was a surprise for fans, and it seemed to get the franchise back on track, and sailing in the right direction. Everyone was excited about the movie, and excited about future sequels. Lost Boys 4 was quickly building steam, and was set to revolve around The Frog Brothers battling a seaside Werewolf clan. There was even talk of a Frog Brothers TV series, which would have been in the same vein as Supernatural. Things were coming together fast, and it seemed like the Frog Brothers would be living on.
Then, on August 13th of 2012, Warner Bros. pulled the plug on Warner Premiere, due to growing economic uncertainty and a huge slump on the DVD market. What did that mean for Lost Boys 4?
We really had no clue, and no one was talking. Now, though, with his latest film 6 Degrees of Hell set for release this Tuesday, November 27th, Corey Feldman has agreed to update us on the looming state of The Frog Brothers. As of now, Lost Boys 4 is dead, and The Frog Brothers TV series is homeless.
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."
Does anyone care anymore? Are you glad the franchise is done? Or do you want more Frog Brothers in your future?
The Lost Boys was released July 31st, 1987 and stars Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, Edward Herrmann, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman. The film is directed by Joel Schumacher.