If there’s one movie that film buffs would love to see a sequel for while simultaneously condemning its creation, it’s The Goonies. And maybe, just maybe, there’s a chance.
The entire cast, along with director Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg, reunited in Hollywood On March 17, 2009 for the first time in 20 years, and wouldn’t you know it, a few of ‘em expressed interest in a sequel. For their 20th anniversary issue, Empire magazine just released a video from the interview and photo shoot on their website today that shows The Goonies crew bantering about the possibilities. But should the chatter be taken seriously? Take a look at what some cast members said below the jump and decide for yourself…
Richard Donner: ”We tried for a long time. Steven and I had many meetings with writers but nothing stuck. It seemed disrespectful.”
Corey Feldman: “So I guess the answer about the sequel is that there’s always hope.”
Donner: “No. No hope.”
Sean Astin: “A year from now, ten years from now, 50 years from now, I’m absolutely convinced there’ll be one. We’ll figure it out. A sequel could be great. It could be shitty. You never know. But the original is the thing it is and no-one can ever change it.”
OK. So for the most part, this sounds like a big joke, but Spielberg is known to work cinematic wonders, and with a little makeup and some creative plot development, a sequel could happen. Maybe it could take an angle like Hook (1991′s Peter Pan sequel starring Robin Williams) where the children of the original characters pick up the story where it left off. The Goonies ‘never say die’, and they haven’t said ‘no sequel’ yet either, so keep your fingers crossed.
What do you think? Would a sequel to The Goonies spell disaster? Would you go to see it?
Source and photo: Empireonline.com