The Goonies

It’s time for another edition of Sequel Bits, this time with casting updates, an interview and updates on developing sequels. After the jump, here’s what we’ve got for you to check out:

  • Nathan Lee Graham is coming back for Zoolander 2
  • Sean Astin gives an update on Goonies 2
  • Regina Hall & Nicki Minaj join the cast of Barbershop 3
  • Paul Feig talks a bit more about his Ghostbusters reboot
  • Ben Whishaw hints at a sequel to Paddington

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When the director of a movie says it’s going to happen, you generally believe it’s going to happen. That’s what occurred last spring with Richard Donner, director of The Goonies, said “We’re doing a sequel.” That was news to some of the film’s stars, like Sean Astin and Corey Feldman. Astin seemed confident the film would happen, but had a more specific update that producers were looking for writers based on a solid outline.

If that’s the case, that’s as far as things have gone though. Producer Frank Marshall recently said there is no script at all, but talks have happened. Read The Goonies 2 script update below. Read More »

Josh Brolin Would Show Up for ‘Goonies 2′

Josh Brolin in Goonies 2

Here’s your opportunity: write a CRAZY script for The Goonies 2, because Josh Brolin says he’ll show up for it. The actor, out promoting Sin City 2, just appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. And in case the screenshot above doesn’t make the setup pretty clear, a lot of the talk on the show was about Brolin’s first big role, in The Goonies. We’re getting close to the film’s 30th anniversary (man, that hurts) and Fallon really wanted to talk about the movie. He got his wish; get a read on the odds of seeing Josh Brolin in Goonies 2, below. Read More »

Chris Columbus Gremlins Remake

 

UPDATE: We’ve heard from our good sources that the new Gremlins movie won’t be a remake, but a sequel-style reboot set 30 years after the original. Original post follows.

Chris Columbus may be going back to his roots. A new report indicates that he’s set to produce both the Gremlins remake and the Goonies sequel, having written the screenplays for the originals. Hit the jump for all the details.

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Goonies Sequel

Everyone wants to make a sequel in this edition of Sequel Bits. It’s just that some of these sequels are less theoretical than others. After the jump:

  • Eva Green responds to her Sin City poster rejection
  • Sean Astin feels optimistic about The Goonies 2
  • Zach Galligan wants in on the Gremlins reboot
  • Angelina Jolie will “maybe” play Maleficent again
  • Insurgent adds Daniel Dae Kim and two others
  • Fast & Furious 7 welcomes musician Romeo Santos
  • Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster get close in a new pic
  • Get your groove on with a new Step Up All In trailer

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Goonies Sequel

As a huge fan of the original Goonies, I was as confused as anyone when director Richard Donner chose TMZ as the outlet to say a sequel was coming. Thankfully, I wasn’t the only one. Stars Corey Feldman and Sean Astin were both surprised when Donner came out to talk about The Goonies sequel.

Now, in a new interview, you can watch Feldman and Astin discuss it amongst themselves. Astin says original screenwriter Chris Columbus is back in some capacity and that producers are “actively trying to secure a writer based on an outline that they feel really confident about.” Watch the full video below. Read More »

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A Goonies sequel? There have been many rumors over the years, and supposedly a script that fell into development hell, but as Hollywood continues to search for my recycled ideas — The Goonies never say die. Goonies director Richard Donner was approached (err corned with a video camera) by gossip site TMZ and dropped the bomb that “We’re doing a sequel” to the 1980’s classic film Goonies. When asked if any of the stars from the original movie would return for The Goonies 2, Donner responded “Hopefully all of them!” Watch the full video of Donner talking comic book movies and the Goonies sequel, embedded after the jump.
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A couple weeks back it was rumored that a third Gremlins film was in the very early stages of development, and that it was being created with 3-D in mind. If that is true, someone forgot to tell executive producer Steven Spielberg and screenwriter (now director) Chris Columbus.

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Richard Donner confirms that a Goonies sequel is once again dead. The last script attempt involved a new group of kids, as the daughters and sons of the original Goonies gang, going off on a new adventure. Most of the original cast members have expressed interest during interviews, in returning for a second film, if it were to happen. But Donner tells Variety that the most recent attempt “simply didn’t work out.

“We tried really hard, and Steven (Spielberg) said, ‘Let’s do it.’ We had a lot of young writers submit work, but it just didn’t seem to call for it,” Donner explained, before giving a slight update on the proposed Goonies musical we told you about in March 2007: “I’m in the process of trying to get it done as a musical on Broadway. Wouldn’t that be great?”

Apparently the director has already met with former Broadway entertainment attorney John F. Breglio about the idea, and is confident that the Goonies musical is moving “in the right direction”. He’s even figured out the intermission act break, which would take place right as the kids fall though the hold. The second half of the play would take place underground, in search for One Eyed Willie’s treasure.

I’m still unsure about the idea of a broadway musical, although, I definitely can see how it could work. And I’ve always been conflicted about the idea of a Goonies sequel. A part of me wants to return to that world, be reunited with all the kids, now all-grown-up, and give a new generation of children a chance to discover the original film. But the other part of me that was burned by Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, knows exactly what could happen if it doesn’t turn out good. Either way, it isn’t happening, at least for now, but Goonies never say die.