Well it just so happens that there's going to be a sequel to this movie! Possibly starring the original actors as well! With Richard Donner directing this classic movie.
Goonies Sequel: Director Richard Donner Announces "We're doing a sequel"
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.
Here is the full video from TMZ:
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. For a time Warner Bros was considering the Goonies franchise for their direct to DVD sequel line, but thankfully that never happened. Last we heard rumblings in 2008 that new writers has been hired to give it another go, but that was never confirmed.
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. This news comes weeks after The Goldbergs‘ Goonies tribute episode aired on network television — I wonder if the popular response to that show got plans back in motion?
Some first/second-generation console video game readers may remember that Konami actually published a Goonies sequel video game in 1987 titled The Goonies II. The game followed Mikey trying to recover/save his six friends, the Goonies, who had been kidnapped by the Fratellis. Mikey also had to save and free a captured mermaid named Annie who did not appear in the original film. Its doubtful any of this will have anything to do with the sequel’s storyline.
In 2009, Empire Magazine held a 20 year reunion of The Goonies. You can watch a video of that here, featuring most of the film’s cast member, producer Steven Spielberg and director Richard Donner:
Discuss: What would you want to happen in Goonies 2?
I'm 14 and what is the goonies
(Too lazy to google on vita)
One of the greatest movies to watch as a kid and/or to watch with the family.
Description of the movie:
"A group of kids set out on an adventure in search of pirate treasure that could save their homes from foreclosure."
Starring that one Vietnamese kid from the Indianna Jones movie. The one that goes "Dr. Jones."
Here's a trailer of The Goonies:
I still remember seeing The Goonies in the theater! Great, great movie. And yeah, I too bought the The Goonies II NES game back then. Man, that game was pretty out there and challenging too. Not really keen on the idea of a sequel for this movie. They should have made the sequel a few years after the first one was released. A bit late now This seems to be more of a studio decision I think, to cash in on a classic feature. Even in that TMZ clip, Richard Donner pretty much said (in so many words), it's a financial move. More in it for the money, than the art. And that's where Hollywood is at right now. Really unfortuante Remember how people were excited for an Indiana Jones sequel several years back? ...
The Goonies is one of the greatest '80s movies of all time and one of my personal favorites. I would like to see a sequel, but another part of me just wants them to let this movie stay in its grandeur of movie greatness.
I don't have faith in today's production to live up to the memory for me, but I'd like to see it done anyway.