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.
Fans have been waiting years for sequels to two of Amblin's most beloved 80s movies. Way back in April of 2014, original Goonies director Richard Donner claimed that The Goonies 2 was definitely happening with the entire cast set to return. Since that time, we've seen little to no development on the project. And producer Seth Grahame-Smith has been promising a Gremlins reboot for almost as long. It would be easy for fans to assume neither of these projects is actually ever going to happen. But Chris Columbus, promoting his new sci-fi action comedy Pixels, assures us neither movie is dead. And both are still in 'heavy development'.
Chris Columbus promises he will not give up on these movies, no matter what happens. And he wants fans to hold out hope. They will arrive at some point, but wants you all to know, "it's a slow process and I don't think it will happen too quickly." The director made his name known in 1984 with the script for the original Gremlins, a horror comedy that helped usher in the PG-13 era. And he quickly moved onto The Goonies, which has grown a feverish cult fan base ever since it's release. He is not returning to pen the sequels himself, but he will have a hand in how the properties are handled moving into the future.Read More
Director Richard Donner literally 'broke' the internet back in April of last year when he told TMZ that The Goonies 2 was happening with the entire cast set to return. We haven't heard much since that time, aside from both Corey Feldman and Sean Astin saying they were game for the movie. A few days after Richard Donner broke the news, he claimed that Steven Spielberg had a story ready to go. Even if that was truly the case, Collider recently caught up with producer of both the original and the sequel, Frank Marshall, who confirms that there is no script written...Yet!
What does Frank Marshall mean by: It won't be a sequel? Are they planning a reboot of The Goonies? We've heard before that this new version will follow the kids of the original, which in essence wouldn't be so much a sequel as a reboot of the story, though it allows the original cast to appear in a more limited capacity. But is that what the fans want? As many movies have proven in the recent past, a sequel is what is wanted! The original cast has to show up at some point and be involved in the story more than just as cameos. Do you agree?Read More
Sean Astin was doing a live HuffPost interview in support of his new comedy Moms' Night Out when he was surprised by guest Corey Feldman, who also has The M Word currently in theaters. It's not those two movies that had the former co-stars talking, though. It was the thought of reuniting for The Goonies 2 that got them both excited. And it sounds like it's a real thing.
Both actors agree that original writer Chris Columbus will be back in some capacity. If you can't wait for The Goonies 2, both Moms' Night Out and The M Word are in select theaters this weekend.Read More
Steven Spielberg actually received a story credit on The Goonies, with Chris Columbus writing the screenplay. There had been a script written for the sequel many years ago, which featured the original stars (Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton and Jonathan Ke Quan) and their children going on a new adventure. It was also rumored that another writer was brought on in 2008, but no story details have been confirmed at this time.
Corey Feldman also revealed earlier this month that Chris Columbus is helping out with the script in some capacity, stating he has complete faith in Chris Columbus, Steven Spielberg and Richard Donner to create more "movie magic" with the sequel.Read More
What started off as a pesky TMZ interview quickly turned into the biggest movie news of the month as director Richard Donner confirmed he is moving forward on The Goonies 2 with the entire cast set to reprise their roles. We've been hearing about a sequel for years, so we thought this was just more talk. But then star Corey Feldman also confirmed that the movie is actually in the process of happening, and that Steven Spielberg, who served as an executive producer on the first movie, and original writer Chris Columbus, are helping get this to the big screen...For real this time. Maybe it will happen, maybe it won't. But the fans have made their voices very loud and clear. Millions of Goonies want their Goonies 2! It being a true sequel and not a reboot or remake, it might actually be good. But, as often is the case, it lingers on the edge of turning into a very dangerous proposition. Just look at the beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise and how the fans have reacted to that. Or what's currently happening with Jem and the Holograms, a movie whose lack of female voices behind the scenes has pissed off girls of all ages. That can't happen with The Goonies. We're here to help, just a little. Here are 7 Things We Need to See in The Goonies 2, in hopes that its not a complete wash!
Now its time to agree to disagree. Did we make any valid points? Yes, no, maybe? What do you want to see in a Goonies sequel besides Sean Astin and Corey Feldman? The return of the Truffle Shuffle? A cameo from Mouth's Wish Penny? Let us know!Read More