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Goonies sequel dead

TheGoonies.jpgThe rumour of a Goonies sequel has been on the go for a while now. First as a straight to DVD release, and then as something bigger. Now Richard Donner says the sequel won't happen.

He's not stopping there though. He is now interested in making the film into a Broadway musical. I am currently rolling my eyes.

It was way back in February 2007 when we first heard about a Goonies sequel, and back then the idea was that it would go straight to DVD. Then in August this year they said the sequel would get a major release, and they were talking to writers about it. We didn't have long to digest it though, as the next day rumour had it that the film wasn't happening.

Now Richard Donner, through Variety and /Film, says that the plan for a sequel hasn't worked out, but he wants to try it as a musical.

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...I'm in the process of trying to get it done as a musical on Broadway. Wouldn't that be great?

Erm I'm not so sure. I suppose we should be glad that they didn't plough on with a sequel regardless. And I don't think a sequel is needed, not to get kids of today interested anyway. I reckon the original still does the job.

What about you, did you want a Goonies sequel? Would you go and see it as a musical?



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