Fans of cult classic ‘80s kids movie ‘The Goonies’ have been clamoring for a sequel for decades.
According to one of the stars of the original movie, though, it’s increasingly unlikely that a follow-up to the original movie will ever be made.
Speaking to Movieweb, the actor who played Mouth in the original movie expressed his concern at the project. While members of the original production crew have occasionally teased fans by suggesting that a sequel is in the works, Corey Feldman doesn’t think it’ll ever actually happen. His reasoning: the original director of the first movie, Richard Donner, is just too old for the project to work.
‘Richard Donner is 87 years old. And it's like, no one really wants to make it without him. He's the driving force behind it. He says it's still alive. But as we all know…When you get to that age, things slow down quite a bit. There is a big possibility that he might not want to keep driving it. So, I think without him, it doesn't happen. And every day that passes, that he doesn't do it, there is less and less chance that it is ever going to happen at all.’
Donner last directed a movie in 2006, when he filmed ’16 Blocks’, a spy movie starring Mos Def and Bruce Willis. In the time since, Donner has been enthusiastic about returning to the ‘Goonies’ universe for a sequel, but if Feldman is to be believed, the project is losing ground as Donner grows older.
Feldman isn’t entirely against the idea of a sequel, but stated in his interview that production of a ‘Goonies 2’ would have to be ‘done right’ in order to avoid the ‘very bad backlash’ that many sequels to ‘80s movies endure.