Forget About 'Goonies 2'

October 16, 2008


A year ago, Sean Astin was telling MTV that Goonies 2 was an "absolute certainty." Apparently that's no longer the case, as Richard Donner has told Variety that, despite his best efforts to taint my nostalgia, it "simply didn't pan out."

Rumors have been swirling for years about a "Goonies" sequel, but Richard Donner says his most recent attempt simply didn't pan out. "We tried really hard, and Steven (Spielberg) said, 'Let's do it.' We had a lot of young writers submit work, but it just didn't seem to call for it," he explains.

Lately, Donner has been chasing a different spinoff idea: "I'm in the process of trying to get it done as a musical on Broadway. Wouldn't that be great?"

Phew, thank god. One less ill-conceived, after-the-fact sequel to worry about.

Wait, now what was that about a Broadway musical?

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