If you haven’t experienced the magic of The Goonies, then you haven’t lived. Released in 1985, the Richard Donner director adventure film is filled with classic one-liners, a cast to die for, some breathtaking Indiana Jones style action and “booby” traps, unforgettable comedy and the classic Truffle Shuffle!
Yep, the Goonies had it all, and was the sort of film you’d put on during a rainy day off in the summer holidays, or any day for that matter, and it just made you feel good. Can that magic be brought back again? It is doubtful, but director Richard Donner let it slip this week that finally a sequel is moving forward.
However, back in 2010 Donner said of the proposed sequel “We were thinking [about] that [the sequel] for years back—couldn’t do it. Felt like everything we were doing would hurt what we had with the original”, concluding with “I don’t think there’d be a sequel. I wouldn’t remake it.”
Things appear to have changed, and whatever the reasons for moving ahead on a sequel are, Donner said this week that the sequel is now definitely back on. While signing autographs in Beverly Hills, Donner responded to a question by TMZ. The reporter asked Donner if he was planning to do another comic book movie, and he replied “If you call ‘Goonies’ a comic book. We’re doing a sequel.”
He didn’t reveal any details about the films plot, but naturally he was asked about the original cast (including Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Jeff Cohen and Martha Plimpton), and Donner said that he wants “all of them” to return.
It is unknown whether the sequel would involve the original cast in cameos, or more likely (as one website speculates) the sequel will focus on the original cast as parents to a new generation of Goonies.
While promoting “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” last year, Astin told IGN that he was absolutely positive that a sequel would be shot. Sequel buzz has only amplified since then.
“It will happen,” he said. “I’m 1000 percent certain there will be a sequel. I will bet my children on it.”
Corey Feldman was less enthusiastic, revealing last year when asked about a Goonies sequel after Astin’s comments: ”Oh my God, I am betting no child on this matter.”