‘Goonies 2′ and ‘Gremlins’ Remake Fast-Tracked by Warner Bros.

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It seems to be a rule that just about every successful movie ever made has a remake or sequel in development, even if nothing ever comes of those plans. Talk of planned follow-ups to 1980s classics Gremlins and The Goonies is therefore nothing new, but it seems that the gears might finally be turning on Warner Bros’ planned Gremlins remake and The Goonies 2.

The Goonies director Richard Donner revealed last week that a sequel is currently in the works. Sean Astin said in 2012 that he was “1000 percent certain” that a sequel would happen and that he was willing to bet his children on it, so this news bodes well for both Astin and his children.

Ain’t it Cool News has now reaffirmed that The Goonies 2 is “very real” and claims that Donner, Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus are co-producing the film and actively looking for writers and directors. This means that Donner and Columbus are not planning to direct or write the sequel themselves, as they did with the original. As far as the plot goes, the producers apparently want to focus on the children of the Goonies and include cameos from the original characters where possible.

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The Goonies 2 is reportedly being fast-tracked by Warner Bros, and if AICN is to be believed then it’s not alone. The article concludes with the hint that a Gremlins remake is “moving quickly” at the studio. As with The Goonies 2, this is a project that has been talked about for years and was supposedly just around the corner the last time we reported on it, around this time last year.

At the time, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter writer Seth Grahame-Smith was attached to produce the remake. Grahame-Smith seems to be firmly entrenched in reviving nostalgic classics right, as he’s also set to produce a remake of It and is writing and producing Beetlejuice 2.

When Columbus was asked about a potential Gremlins remake a few years ago, he said that it was the kind of movie that would be “impossible to recreate in a CGI environment,” since doing so would “lose that sense of anarchy that those gremlins had.” Obviously CGI has come a long way even in that short time, but even so it would be great to see a remake with new and improved puppets. Gizmo in particular wouldn’t be nearly as cuddly if he was computer animated.


We’ll keep you updated on The Goonies 2 and Gremlins as development continues.

Source: AICN

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  1. YAY for G2 and NO on Gremlins!!!!!

  2. Don’t touch Gremlins, I mean, it is a fkn classic!!

  3. Stop it hollywood, leave it alone, think of some new stuff, don’t f*ck with classics, your just asking for trouble.
    we don’t want super PG CRAP REMAKES.

    • gremlins is pg lmao…

    • I don’t want a SPIDERMAN REMAKE!! TASM was a total waste of time. Stop it hollywood….said no Spiderman fan(even though it was a remake/reboot) LOL

  4. hopefully gremlins remake will be more horror comedy instead of what the 2nd movie was like. couldnt care less about goonies 2, well, it depends who is involved but right now i dont care

    • The creator of Gremlins made Gremlins 2 as retarded as possible because they threatened to make the film without him directing, so he tried to ruin the franchise.

      • Could i see a source for this?

  5. Oh god no. Please no. Both of these would be awful. What are they gonna do? Try to fit the 40 year old Goonies back into that little tunnel?

  6. I would prefer a film adaption of Silent Joe by T. Jefferson Parker or a reboot of The Wraith (Charlie Sheen) over both of these projects. Get it together Hollywood.

    • I totally agree with the Wraith remake and I don’t anyone would be oppose to it. I feel remaking that flick would be a huge gold mine for studios cause I feel audiences are primed for a movie like that, that could take any dam direction it wanted thanks to these comic book movies opening all possibilities.

  7. Here’s a idea Hollywood: Come up with new and innovative ideas and stop rehashing the old ones that were successful and classic. What is next a Back to the Future remake?

    • Or Spiderman remakes/reboots?….oh wait, that’s already happening, LOL

  8. Goonies 2?? Listen you can’t have 4o year olds running around in cave, it’s not natural man.

    • Yeah! Except Bat caves, right?

    • I take it you didn’t bother reading the actual article?

      “…producers apparently want to focus on the children of the Goonies and include cameos from the original characters where possible.”

      Boom. It says right there that it will revolve around the children of the goonies with cameos by the original goonies.

      This could be good. I’ll wait and see.

      As for Gremlins, I’m all for it. Having today’s technology for the gremlins and gizmo could be astounding. I think a lot if the reactions about ruining childhoods is just nostalgia.

    • If u read right u would notice that they said they would focus on their kids not them

    • I beleive that it said they were going to focus on the Goonies kids….thats how i read it anyways. I think its an awesome idea and im excited to see it!

  9. Have at it Hollywood! Make a few more films that I can skip over in my Netflix queue.

  10. Yes to Gremlins 3 , and Goonies 2. Why not? Will it burn your skin if they make one? No. Look up Gremlins UK Computer Commercial. They proved that they can be brought back to life. http://www.Twitter.com/HootyHaHa

  11. Oh my God! Gremlins! yes!
    Although, I dont know if the new gremlins design will be likable…
    CGI? please, Animatronic is a MUST for this one.

  12. Oh, can’t wait to see Phoebe Cates again…it’s almost like being in Paradise!

  13. I first saw The Goonies and Gremlins during a double matinee as a child. (One of my earliest and happiest movie memories)

    Weird that these are both featured in this article… REALLY hope they don’t suck.. :S

  14. Don’t you think Noah munck who plays Gibby on that Disney show called Icarly.com would be perfect choice to play chunk in the remake of Goonies not too offend but he kind of looks like him.think about it please let me know what you think. Thanks

    • Noah Munck is 18 and the original chunk was younger than that. So how is he going to be perfect for it? Also, about the kids, they said Astins children, nothing about the originals being back. It was Astins children, and Sean Astin might be the ones in the movie. He has 3 children, but are they young enough for the roles? Those kids in the original ranged from 12 to 18.