Goonies 2: Richard Donner Says It Was Spielberg's Idea!

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The Goonies director Richard Donner made news recently with his announcement that a Goonies sequel was in its infancy of getting made. Now, he’s updating it and it truly appears this thing is moving forward. “Hopefully we’re going to get this done,” Donner said to TMZ. “Period.”

The Goonies Poster

See, when Steven Spielberg (the first film’s producer and second unit director) wants something -- it tends to happen.

When Donner was asked if Spielberg was back and involved, Donner simply replied, “Of course.”

In fact, it appears from the interview that it was Spielberg’s idea to even have a follow-up. “Steven came up with the idea of doing a sequel after 30 years. You don’t do it without him. We’ve been trying for a while," Donner said.

"Then he came up with a storyline and he’s right on.”

Donner was then asked if any of the original cast who uttered those timeless The Goonies quotes had been contacted or if he thought they would return, including Josh Brolin. “If they had any sense, they will,” he added.

Stay tuned, and until then watch The Goonies online!

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The Goonies Quotes

Goonies never say die!


Francis Fratelli: Tell us everything! Everything!
Chunk: Everything. OK! I'll talk! In third grade, I cheated on my history exam. In fourth grade, I stole my uncle Max's toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play. In fifth grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs and I blamed it on the dog... When my mom sent me to the summer camp for fat kids and then they served lunch I got nuts and I pigged out and they kicked me out... But the worst thing I ever done - I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this
Jake Fratelli: I'm beginning to like this kid, Ma!
Mama Fratelli: [tired of Chunk's stalling] Hit puree!