“Goonies 2” is a go, says original Goonies director Richard Donner. Borrowing a pair of lines from the iconic kid adventure movie: “Hey you guys! Goonies never die.”
According to The Wrap, as carried by MSN Entertainment on April 5, TMZ hit Donner up as he was signing autographs in Beverly Hills. "Asked whether he'd ever do another comic book movie, Donner replied 'If you call "Goonies" a comic book,' before adding: 'We're doing a sequel.'"
Donner was asked which cast members from the Warner Bros.' original film might be returning to star in an upcoming sequel. “Hopefully all of them!” Donner replied.
If you’re like many of us here at Examiner, “The Goonies” holds a special place in the childhood part of our hearts reserved for lovable nostalgia. That typical self-indulgent lust for adventure that washes over us around the time our age hits double digits was tickled by the 1986 film.
That said, far too many times we have seen movies from our youth resurrected, urinated on, and passed off as “gold.” Consider three such revived washouts: Jaws – The Revenge, Caddyshack II, and the latest Indiana Jones movie. What was it called? The Case of the Aged Looking for Alien Crystal Skulls?
Says The Wrap:
However, the Internet is littered with videos and stories of past-their-prime filmmakers and antiquated actors insisting that sequels to our favorite films are coming to theaters soon, as talk is a lot cheaper than making an actual movie.
According to MovieWeb.com, Goonies 2 stars Sean Astin (Mikey Walsh), Josh Brolin (Brandon Walsh), Jeff Cohen (Chunk), Corey Feldman (Clark “Mouth” Devereaux), Kerri Green (Andy Carmichael) and Jonathan Ke Quan (Richard “Data” Wang).
This sequel to the '80s flick will find the stars of the first film reuniting 20 years later (along with their kids) to solve a new mystery. – Movie Web
USA Today has a timeline of blogosphere rumors that a Goonies sequel is happening, dating all the way back to 2007. So let’s keep our fingers crossed that (a): this move is happening, but more importantly (b): that it please won’t suck.
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