Did he or didn’t he? Was it a Visa thing? A legal thing? Or as Corey Haim’s manager assured us, a “logistics” thing? Or did Warner Bros. not want to be associated with a former child star with problems as long as your arm and mine put together? So many questions, so few answers. Well now there’s one answer: Corey Feldman has reached out to MTV and given his take on the news that Haim is no longer in the Lost Boys sequel, a “rumor” that has since been confirmed when Warner Bros. released their official press release for the movie, and never mentioned Haim or his character from the original even once.
Here’s what Feldman said in a statement to MTV:
“I feel that I need to address some of the statements that have been made in reference to Corey Haim’s and my friendship and his participation in “˜Lost Boys 2 – The Tribe.’ I have always considered Corey Haim a brother and dear friend and have always been there for him. Although I am deeply saddened that he has decided not to participate in “˜Lost Boys 2,’ it was strictly his decision. For the record, I was not willing to go forward with any production or deal until I was assured that Corey Haim was onboard. I received confirmation from my representation that Haim had announced that he was officially attached to “˜Lost Boys 2.’
“After starting production in Vancouver, I learned that Haim had chosen to pull out of the project. The reasons for his decisions are his and his alone. Although I am saddened by Haim’s departure, I am enjoying working on the film and am very excited about working with my Frog Brother Jamison Newlander and to carry the torch forward. I am very proud to be part of this highly anticipated sequel for Warner Bros. and feel confident that we are making a film that the fans will welcome as a complimentary addition to the franchise.”
You know, after the crap the Coreys pulled on their A&E Reality TV show, I don’t know if I can trust any one of these guys. Then again, is there ANYONE out there who isn’t going to go see the Lost Boys sequel because one or two or none of the Coreys are in it?