Is ‘The Goonies 2′ Finally Being Made?

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thegoonies Is The Goonies 2 Finally Being Made?I have a very vivid memory of watching The Goonies in the cinema as a child and considering that it was 1985 that’s no easy feat. My mum and aunt took my brother, my cousin and I to see Santa Claus: The Movie, but the screening was full. I know, I don’t get that either – it’s seen as one of the legendary bombs. Anyway, instead of seeing Santa Claus we went to see The Goonies, and we all loved it!

The Goonies from that moment on became our movie, and I still love it today. Over the years I managed to become a big fan of the work of Richard Donner, and to discover that he was behind it made it even cooler – how many iconic movies has this guy made?  Superman, Lethal Weapon and The Omen - what a guy!

However, I digress – word from Moviehole is that the wheels have started to turn on a sequel to The Goonies – not a remake or a reboot, but an honest to goodness sequel. The kind that they used to make.

The really good news:

The Goonies 2 will not be a direct to DVD movie, it’ll be a proper theatrical film – with popcorn and everything!

Writers are now on board and apparently the film will include some of the original cast members.

Warner Bros. want this to be a big tent-pole picture, and I think that they’ve probably looked at the amount of money Indiana Jones and The Kindgom of the Crystal Skull made and realized that a blockbuster can appeal to older people and their kids. Throw in the original cast, chuck in some teenagers, and hey presto -there’s $700 million at the worldwide box office!

I hope that Richard Donner is involved in some capacity – he spent a good few years trying to get a sequel up and running, and to not involve him at all would just be plain rude. Ideally I’d love to see Donner direct it – he still has it in him (just go watch the recent 16 Blocks).

I also hope that Steven Spielberg is involved too – heck maybe this will inspire him to get his Amblin production company churning out top quality family flicks again – you know, the kind that we still enjoy watching today as adults even though they came out more than twenty years ago.

I’m quite excited by this, and I’m pretty sure that even my mother will be, so I hope that it comes to fruition.

I can’t wait for this.

What do you folks think?

Source: Moviehole

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  1. I totally think that they should make a second. I grew up watching it and have gotten my neice and hope to get my unborn son watching it when he gets older. If they can have a version that is in their generation would be amazing!!

    • Yes, there should be a sequel that includes as much of the original cast as possible including Robert Davi, his nitwit brother and Slof. The movie must be made in Astoria, Oregon and not Los Angeles of it will bomb. The scenery of Astoria really helped the movie.

  2. i think they should make it to where their kids all hear stories about how they found the ship and they all decide they want to go looking or it and keep bringing it up to there parents and after awhile of being bugged aout it the parents get together and discuss and wonder what happened to it as well s they do some research and stuff and get clues to as where it was last seen all them years ago and they along wit their go searching for it yet again. this time though they find it and dont let it get away from them.

  3. At age 61, I am excited about the Goonies sequel. My kids (11 and 4 at that time) watched it every day during the summer of 1993 until they knew the entire script by heart.

    I would love to be an extra in the sequel!

  4. [please get the ball rollin on making the 2nd i cant wait to see it

  5. Is Goonies 2 ever going to be made, or am I just hoping for nothing? This would be the film of the decade if made correctly!!!! Please, Please, Please make it!!!!

  6. I am probably one the biggest goonies fans. Own plenty of the movie paraphernalia. I actually dictated the script once, on a friends “impossible” dare with about 80 percent accuracy. I can see where u all would like a sequel, but personally think you’re all nuts. Look at how many great movies were tried to be sequeled, remade, or re down; with epic failures. Leave great alone. If its not broke don’t fix it. Just introduce new gens to the original, one that stands the test of time.

    • Joe what do you mean if it’s not broke,don’t fix it? Asking or hoping for a sequel is not trying to fix anything!

  7. The Goonies is a great past time movie i own in my home and everyone loves it to death and we all want to see a second one come out.

  8. Blimey.. 4 years since this article. Face it, it ain’t happening folks. At least, not any time soon.

    • Noooooo the agony :-(

  9. well you just wait the way things are going it looks like it’ll happen
    just look at the movies coming out these past few years it looks like to me that their running out of ideas for movies. so I’m sure they’ll think hey why don’t we make a goonies 2 and WA la there it is.

  10. I would loved to see the GOONIES 2 I wish they would make ti that would be awesome BEST MOVIE EVER….

  11. Calling all fans! There has been several scripts/screenplays for a Goonies Sequel, sadly all have failed to be Produced. I as much as all of you would love to see a Sequel Made.
    And so… I am currently co-writing a New Screenplay(s) to Pitch forth end of September/October 2013. Which includes all remaining cast. And all new characters as their children and Spouses. Also re-introducing Villains Old and New! Hope they all get considered at least if only to please all demanding fans and myself! :)
    What does people think of the Titles so far?
    * “GOONIES”
    * “The Goonies and the Curse of Chester Copperpot”
    * “The Goonies and the Guardians”
    * “The Goonies and the Inferno Fleet”
    * “The Goonies and the Revenge of One Eye’d Willy”
    or alternatively;
    * “Goonies Never Say Die” – Part One
    * “Goonies Never Say Die” – Part Two

    The titles to be selected are as of yet are TBA.
    All Stories created by myself and … based on the Motion Picture “The Goonies” (1985) original Screenplay by Chris Columbus.

    There is even a magical story behind, why I began writing for a sequel. Which urges me more to persist in taking us back, “TAKING US ALL BACK!”

    • I like “Goonies Never Say Die” as a title
      here’s wishing you all the luck in making this we are have been hoping
      someone would make it. I now for me Goonies was The adventure I so hoped
      for as a kid. and still as an adult.

    • ‘Goonies never say die’ is a great title. Good luck with the screenplay. Certainly think this is a good time for a goonies sequel .Pirates of the caribbean has been a great success, the goonies having the pirate theme but with far more depth potentially, for me.

    • Open up with people on a plane ..(OG cast and their kids[ some teens and some young children & pre-teens)THINK THE HOME ALONE WAKING UP LATE FOR THE FLIGHT PACED SCENE – But Basically my idea of the story or at least parts of it -could be – SETUP: a goonie reunion vacation to a chain of islands– (No modern technology rule–like phone taken away etc..or whatever -Or either its extremely bad reception ) even “Uncle Data’s ” Super sophisticated smart phone that he invented by the way fails, which nowadays comes as a surprise because of how successful he is because of his inventions)- The Fatelli’s : The two brothers (the creeps) manged to become pretty wealthy from “illegal activities” just so happen to own one of the nearby island within the chain (unbeknownst to “The Goonies” of course )AND They still keep Sloth around- But secluded as usual in his own little shack on the island! , The ?Fatellis? (Cass Lingo-Im to into now to google the spelling excuse me please) Also have kids as well ..( I SMELL TEENAGE LOVE FOR ONE OF THE “NEW GOONIES”or “Gooniours” “Junior Goonies”)

  12. This is a really bad idea. The first Goonies was awesome and making a second ones YEARS later will diminish the first one’s charm. There are select movies that Hollywood producers should leave be.

  13. I’ve seen trailers posted on YouTube which look like some college kids movie project. I would like to see a sequel and think that it has the potential to be another cult classic, just like it’s predecessor, as long as it has two things. One, the original cast has to be in it. They could have additional characters added, but it won’t be the same without the original characters. The second, it has to be directed by Speilberg and most of the original production executives. No one can match or duplicate his artistic views and pull off a sequel that would be able to be good.

  14. This would be awesome

  15. https://www.facebook.com/gooniesII

  16. Just to let everyone know, I met Richard Donner yesterday and he confirmed that he met with Spielberg last week and Goonies 2 is a go. They are working on the script now!!! This is strait from the “horses” mouth.

    • awesome can’t wait

    • Open up with people on a plane ..(OG cast and their kids[ some teens and some young children & pre-teens)THINK THE HOME ALONE WAKING UP LATE FOR THE FLIGHT PACED SCENE – But Basically my idea of the story or at least parts of it -could be – SETUP: a goonie reunion vacation to a chain of islands– (No modern technology rule–like phone taken away etc..or whatever -Or either its extremely bad reception ) even “Uncle Data’s ” Super sophisticated smart phone that he invented by the way fails, which nowadays comes as a surprise because of how successful he is because of his inventions)- The Fatelli’s : The two brothers (the creeps) manged to become pretty wealthy from “illegal activities” just so happen to own one of the nearby island within the chain (unbeknownst to “The Goonies” of course )AND They still keep Sloth around- But secluded as usual in his own little shack on the island! , The ?Fatellis? (Cass Lingo-Im to into now to google the spelling excuse me please) Also have kids as well ..( I SMELL TEENAGE LOVE FOR ONE OF THE “NEW GOONIES”or “Gooniours” “Junior Goonies”)

  17. Open up with people on a plane ..(OG cast and their kids[ some teens and some young children & pre-teens)THINK THE HOME ALONE WAKING UP LATE FOR THE FLIGHT PACED SCENE – But Basically my idea of the story or at least parts of it -could be – SETUP: a goonie reunion vacation to a chain of islands– (No modern technology rule–like phone taken away etc..or whatever -Or either its extremely bad reception ) even “Uncle Data’s ” Super sophisticated smart phone that he invented by the way fails, which nowadays comes as a surprise because of how successful he is because of his inventions)- The Fatelli’s : The two brothers (the creeps) manged to become pretty wealthy from “illegal activities” just so happen to own one of the nearby island within the chain (unbeknownst to “The Goonies” of course )AND They still keep Sloth around- But secluded as usual in his own little shack on the island! , The ?Fatellis? (Cass Lingo-Im to into now to google the spelling excuse me please) Also have kids as well ..( I SMELL TEENAGE LOVE FOR ONE OF THE “NEW GOONIES”or “Gooniours” “Junior Goonies”)

  18. NOOOooo, theyre going to ruin it. Itll be the usual PC garbage, the fat kid will be skinny, the girls will be beating up the boys with one punch knock outs like buffy the VS, the chinese kid will be Hip… itll be god awful, I know it…. nothing can escape the political correct garbage hollywood machine..

  19. I loved The Goonies. Steven Spielberg does an amazing job.

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