Hey fanboys and fangirls. How do you feel about a “Goonies” sequel?
“The Goonies” is a 1985 kid adventure movie written by Steven Spielberg. It starred some “name” actors (among them: Sean Astin, Corey Feldman and Josh Brolin) and at least one sloth.
Astin, who will be among celebrity guests at a Wizard World Tulsa pop culture convention in October, was interviewed by Larry King for a Thursday, May 7 airing of the Ora.tv program “PoliticKING with Larry King.” Among subjects broached was whether another “The Goonies” movie will be made.
Let’s pick up the conversation there.
Astin: They want to.
King: Do they?
Astin: Yeah, they’re trying. They can’t figure it out.
Astin: Because something special happened with that movie — I mean really special. You can’t image how much people love this movie from the ’80s, that almost doesn’t hold up in terms of the quality.
But Steven Spielberg had this magic, this poetry in him. And (director) Dick Donner had this sense of adventure in him. And the two of them got together and made a movie where they let things happen.
There are things in that movie that are wrong — like a lot. Like, I accidentally call one character by his actor name and not his character name. There was a sequence with an octopus that was cut out, but one of the characters refers to it in a prominent way at the end of the movie, and they left it in.
There was whimsy about how they did this movie that was so full of love.
King: So they’re trying to do another one?
Astin: It’s really hard to engineer that. And, now they’ve got all this time to think about it. It’s hard.