April 8, 2014

The Goonies is Getting a Sequel, Director Says

April 7, 2014
Joel Eastwood
Displayed with permission from Toronto Star
Goonies never say die — and the long-rumoured sequel to the 1980s kids’ classic The Goonies is finally in the works, according to director Richard Donner.
Donner, who also directed the Lethal Weapon series and Superman (1978), offhandedly made the announcement in a video posted by gossip website TMZ. While signing autographs, a fan asks Donner if he’ll make another comic book movie.
“If you call Goonies a comic book,” Donner replies. “We’re doing a sequel.”
The 1985 film, which was conceived by Steven Spielberg, starred a cast of child actors in a rollicking adventure as they searched for forgotten pirate treasure.
How many of the main cast — Sean AstinJosh BrolinJeff Cohen Corey Feldman Jonathan Ke QuanKerri Green and Martha Plimpton — will reappear in the sequel?
“Hopefully all of them,” Donner said.
The seven young stars have had divergent careers in the three decades since The Goonies premiered. Both Brolin ( No Country for Old Men) and Astin ( The Lord of the Rings) have had impressive acting careers. Plimpton has been consistently employed in TV dramas. But Quan and Green have barely acted since the early 1990s. Cohen is an entertainment lawyer and hasn’t appeared on the silver screen since The Goonies. And though Feldman continues to work, his career peaked with a string of ’80s hits.
Donner, who is 83, last directed a film in 2006, the Bruce Willis action throwback 16 Blocks.
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