Twenty-five years have passed, and we're happy to know that love for some of the best films of 1985 has stayed strong during that time. I of course am talking about "Back to the Future" and "The Goonies," both of which have been celebrated a lot in the past week. But while "Back to the Future" received two sequels, it is a bit surprising that "The Goonies" didn't get even one. But according to intel Collider got at the press day for "The Goonies" 25th Anniversary DVD, apparently a "Goonies" sequel was closer than any of us realized.
"There have been times up until five years ago where they actually had a script with well-renowned writers working on a great, magnificent script and it just didn’t happen," said star Corey Feldman. "There’s a lot of politics involved but the bottom line, like what Jeff [Cohen] said jokingly, but this is in all essences a treasure trove for Warner Bros. It's their classic family film of all time. So I think we would all be supportive in seeing it happen if there was the right script, if [Richard] Donner was at the helm and [Steven] Spielberg got behind it. Yeah, I'd be there."
Feldman was involved in two recent sequel of to a classic '80s film, "The Lost Boys: The Tribe" and this year's "The Lost Boys: The Thirst," so it's not surprising that he supports a "Goonies" sequel. But he seems doubtful it'll actually happen. "At this point I don't think it's going to happen because we're all getting too old," Feldman said. "If it didn't happen like today then you never know what's going to happen tomorrow."
Jonathan Ke Quan echoed that sentiment. "There have been talks for so many years, and I know that a lot of us are for it. But honestly, I don't think it's ever going to happen. If it was going to happen, it would've happened many years ago," he said.
Director Richard Donner does have hope that a "Goonies" reboot will never say die, though. A sequel seems unlikely, and he said he would be against remaking it, but apparently there is a musical in the works.
"Hopefully we're doing this as a musical on Broadway," Donner said. "There's a great writer/producer [Tim Long] who does musicals on 'The Simpsons,' which are classic. He just delivered a treatment on 'Goonies' as a musical and it's friggin' great."
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