In all my years, I never thought I'd be caught in the middle of the up and down relationship between Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. But here we are. A couple weeks back I had a lengthy chat with Corey Haim here in NYC while my colleague Shawn Adler spoke with Feldman on the West Coast about his advice for young stars. Clearly the two still have some issues as evidenced by Haim's comments about his frequent co-star. We reported at length about "The Lost Boys" sequel and Haim's need to drop out of it.
Now Corey Feldman has reached out to MTV News to release a statement. In it, he defends his decision to continue in the film series without Haim. Read it after the jump:
"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."