I can remember playing the Goonies II Nintendo game when I was a kid, but at the time I never really thought twice about the fact that there was no movie sequel to coincide with it. Now, some 19 years later, it appears that a Goonies sequel may finally get made. The question is, will it be based on the video game???
In all seriousness, there has been talk of a Goonies 2 for many years now, and it never seemed to amount to much despite Richard Donner’s best efforts to get something started. But now all of a sudden, the WB is interested in making a sequel to just about any and every property they own. It’s all a part of this sudden direct-to-DVD craze that started with those American Pie sequels (which sold like crazy, as it turns out) and has continued with The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning and the upcoming New Jack City 2 and The Lost Boys 2.
Over at Moviehole, a scooper inadvertently revealed that Goonies 2 was under consideration for a Warner Premiere release (ie. their direct-to-video line) while also addressing the rumours of a Gremlins 3 title. The Dukes of Hazzard, New Jack City… even The Lost Boys or Gremlins I am not all that attached to. But doing a direct to DVD sequel for Goonies is simply crossing the line! How could another Goonies movie even work without the same cast? I bet it will be Goonies: The Next Generation. Someone needs to put a stop to this crap before it gets out of hand!» Related Link: Filmstalker