A Goonies sequel has been in the works for ever, but The Goonies never say die. Goonies director Richard Donner recently revealed that “We’re doing a sequel” to the Goonies, adding that he hopes all the original cast members return. This recent announcement worried a lot of fans of the 1980′s classic film, but today we bring you something that should reassure you a bit more: Goonies writer, producer, and second unit director Steven Spielberg supposedly came up with the idea for the sequel’s story. More details on Steven Spielberg The Goonies 2 involvement, after the jump.
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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. Moviehole is reporting that Warner Bros is planning a big screen theatrical tent-pole movie release. There are supposedly writers aboard the project, however we have no idea who.
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. All of the original cast members, including Josh Brolin, have expressed interest during interviews, in returning for a second film, if it were to happen. As much as I’m excited to revisit the characters from my childhood, I wonder if the story will be good enough to justify it. I just got done watching The Lost Boys 2 and I’m kinda worried.
And speaking of The Lost Boys… Clint also has word that Warner (Premiere possibly) is also gearing up for The Lost Boys 3 which would pitt up Corey vs. Corey, Feldman vs. Haim, in a battle set-up at the conclusion of the second dvd movie. Sounds epic… Epic enough for the big screen? I’m guessing that depends on just how much The Tribe sells on DVD.
Discuss: What would you want to happen in Goonies 2?
The Goonies are Good Enough for Broadway, Sequel Unlikely
Okay, the good news comes first:
Director Richard Donner is trying to turn The Goonies into the next big Broadway musical sensation.
“Steven and I have discussed it, and it’s something that I’m fairly passionate about right now,” Donner told EW.
I would travel to New York City to see the Truffle Shuffle on stage. And it would be interesting to see how they translate the boobie traps and Data’s gadgets to the stage.
Now for the bad news:
Donner says the often rumored Goonies 2 is very unlikely.
“We never had a script. We tried a couple of times and every time we did, we realized, ‘What are we doing?’”
In a world of Indiana Jones 4 and Live Free or Die Hard, surely someone can come up with a good idea for a Goonies sequel. Chris Columbus broke onto the scene with an incredible script which got the notice of Steven Spielberg. He followed up Gremlins with The Goonies, but has written little to nothing since. We need to get Columbus to return to his roots.
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