Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Corey Haim out of Lost Boys 2

As if anyone really cares, one of the two stars of The Two Coreys, Corey Haim, has been dropped from the direct-to-DVD sequel The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe. I haven't watched the show, but I'm pretty sure The Two Coreys is a quasi-reality series about Corey Feldman and Corey Haim looking for their comeback with The Lost Boys 2, as if a direct-to-DVD sequel is really going to spark a comeback. But if that's so, what a freaking slap in the face!

Personally, I'd never even heard of Corey Haim before a few days ago, when I heard a discussion about how crappy the show was on Jackie and Bender. I've heard of Corey Feldman, of course (and don't worry - he, along with Jamison Newlander, is returning as one of the two Frog Brothers)

I'm not quite sure why Haim was dropped from the project, but I believe it had something to do with visa issues since the movie is being filmed in Canada. Anyway, here's a video of the guy talking about his bitch slap:

Here's the official synopsis:

The sequel takes us to the shady surf city of Luna Bay, California, where vampires quickly dispatch anyone who crosses their path. Into this dark world arrive Chris Emerson (Tad Hilgenbrink) and his younger sister, Nicole (Autumn Reeser). Having just lost their parents in a car accident, the siblings move in with their eccentric Aunt Jillian and become new prey for the locals' way of life. When Nicole unwittingly falls for a local vampire, Chris must locate and destroy the gang's lifeline before his sister's transformation is complete; to do this Chris finds himself relying on the expertise of none other than Edgar Frog (Corey Feldman). Subtle references to characters from the original film, and cameos from returning actors offer homage to the Lost Boys legend and set a sinister tone of impending doom.


a-non said...

How can you not know who Corey Haim is? Either you're very young or old and daughter-less.

Anyway, was he really dropped? On the reality show, they had a scene where Corey F. tells Corey H. that Edgar Frog is returning, but no one else from the original cast. Haim, then, starts to cry. That was all bs though, as the show is partly scripted.

After the airing of that episode, it was reported that Newlander and the Coreys were all definitely in the sequel.

By the way, Corey Haim is Canadian, so the shooting location is definitely not an issue.

Erik Samdahl said...

You're right, Haim is Canadian, so where ever I read that (if I actually read that), was clearly incorrect. In Feldman's statement to the press, Haim decided to drop out.

As for not knowing who he is, I guess he was before my time. I looked at his bio and aside from The Lost Boys, I don't recognize most of his movies. I take it he was one of those stars who was popular without being in many big movies?