It’s been rumored for years and years: Steven Spielberg is going to continue the adventures of our favorite childhood mentors, The Goonies. A script was complete about ten years ago and Donner was going to begin shooting. Then a couple of years back there was supposedly going to be an animated series for which Data and Chunk (don’t know their real names) were approached to lend their talents with some voice work. I don’t know if this ever panned out or not (anyone? Bueller?).
Personally I don’t ever see a live-action feature sequel happening, but I have no reason to believe that other than it seems to me that the story was already told, the kids are older than dirt now and Spielberg probably has better things to work with sitting on his proverbial plate. BUT…
Yesterday on Corey Feldman’s blog (that’s right, I frequent Feldman’s personal site – what of it?) he talked about how much fun it was to reunite with the original cast members again (including Spielberg and Richard Donner) and how they did this big video interview for Empire Magazine’s 20th Anniversary issue. But he also dropped little hints about the cast’s hope for the franchise’ future and “hopefully it is just the start of more good Goonie things to come.”
So then I head over to the Empire site and find a contest in which readers give their original idea of what a Goonies sequel story might be, in order to win a Goonies poster signed by the entire cast.
And many in the internet rumor mill believe that Spielberg is using this event as a starting point to announce some major news/secret. He is guest-editing a big chunk of the Empire magazine anniversary issue, so there is hope there.
None of this really adds up to a hill of beans; but still there is some smoke there to suggest that the prospect of a Goonies sequel isn’t comletely out of the realm of possibility. Hey, I suppose we can have hope.