"The Goonies" first arrived in theaters (and the hearts of generations of geeks) in 1985. The Steven Spielberg story sounds simple on the surface: a bunch of kids find a treasure map and go in search of an ancient pirate treasure. There are mobsters, misfits, and Corey Feldman. In many ways, the film is a celebration of the resilience of nerds. And we may get to do it all over again.
Director Richard Donner, also the director of 1978's "Superman," was captured on a TMZ video answering questions about comic-book movies while signing autographs. When asked if he would do another comic-book movie, he replies, "If you call 'Goonies' a comic book. We're doing a sequel."
Rumors have long floated around about a possible sequel, but this is the best evidence yet that it's actually in motion. When asked if any of the stars would return, Donner says, "Hopefully, all of them."
So let's check in with the stars on Twitter. Sean Astin's response to the new rumor frenzy is "Huh? What? #Goonies 2 We Never Say Die!" Corey Feldman's Twitter feed is full to the gills with retweets regarding a sequel.
Feldman's own Twitter messages on the story say that he hasn't seen a script yet. "We must all b certain that it doesn't miss the magic of the original," he writes. He verifies he spoke to Donner about the project a few months ago, and that the director mentioned Steven Spielberg's involvement. Other than that, details are sketchy. Still, let us savor the thought that "The Goonies 2" wheels are in motion and perhaps we'll get a new film in time for the original's 30th anniversary in 2015.