Goonies aren’t good enough?

Richard Donner talks sequel status


Despite attempt after attempt after attempt – one more ‘attempt’ for good measure? – Richard Donner says his long-planned sequel to “The Goonies” is as dead as any fish in the Yarra.

“I don’t think so”, the “Lethal Weapon” director tells IGN FilmForce. “We tried really hard. Steven [Spielberg] and I, we pitched a couple of things to them and, quite honestly, they weren’t right. And we put it aside. If I could ever find a really good handle on a screenplay for it, I’d go pitch it again, because talking about [something] I’d want to see… It’s extraordinary. But it’s got to be right, or don’t do it, because I couldn’t believe that movie. It’s done to generations of kids what it’s done.”

Still, he can dream.

“Maybe one day Chris Columbus will write it for us and we’ll get back to the old group”.