When speaking with Empire Magazine, The Lost Boys director Joel Schumacher discussed a spinoff of his iconic 1987 vampire film, one that would have put a female spin on the material.
“There’s always been a desire at Warner Bros to do a sequel,” Schumacher told Empire (via Bloody Disgusting), “and I always felt there was no sequel to Lost Boys because, of course, the Lost Boys are all dead, and unlike Friday The 13th and Halloween and Freddy Krueger, we’re not going to bring them all back from the dead. So what I suggested to them was that they do [The] Lost Girls, because I thought girl vampires on motorcycles would be sexy and funny and something that I’d like to see.”
Joel Schumacher explained that Warner Bros. was actively working on a Lost Boys spinoff; however, he wouldn’t return to direct but only serve as executive producer. Schumacher went on to reveal that he had envisioned Scream’s Drew Barrymore and Rosanna Arquette (Crash) as “gorgeous teenage biker chicks who are vampires.”
Those talks went up to about 2007, before the direct-to-video sequels in 2008 and 2010 that brought Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander back as the “Frog Brothers” from the 1987 original. It’s reported that the conversations about female-led spinoff came up again years ago when Feldman expressed his displeasure over the concept, mostly in reference to the poorly-received Ghostbusters remake.
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