|Hollywood Digs Itself a Deeper Grave
||[Aug. 19th, 2007|06:15 pm]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
From the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly:
Corey Haim and Corey Feldman are set to reprise the roles that made them famous in a sequel to 1987's vampire-slayer hit The Lost Boys....This straight-to-DVD version is set in the world of extreme sports. Lost Boys II: The Tribe is "like X Games meets Jackass," says exec producer Mary Viola. "Today's vampires are adrenaline junkies."
I'm as much of a fan of the cheesy '80s movie as the next guy, but come on. This just sounds cheap and terrible. It reminds me of C. Thomas Howell's desperate, decades-long attempt to make a cash-in sequel to The Hitcher. Then he finally did with 2003's direct-to-DVD The Hitcher 2: I've Been Waiting, and no one saw it or gave a damn.