Friday, August 31, 2007

Goonies best left in the past


From cinemablend, Corey Feldman and Corey Haim were once famous. Now they aren’t, except for the reputation that came with the decline of their career. They’re trying to change that with their reality show, “The Two Coreys,” though, and the result is a resurgence of just about every franchise the boys were involved with.

Of course, the news surrounding Lost Boys 2 is making waves everywhere (along with continued ruminations surrounding who is and isn’t involved) but now talk is starting again about another big Corey project: The Goonies, which only involved Feldman, but if Lost Boys is any indication, he’s the one studios are more interested in anyway.

This isn’t the first rumor about a Goonies follow up, which Richard Donner hinted at in the DVD commentary on the first movie. There’s been talk about a script that followed the grown-up Goonies as their own kids ended up on an adventure. Apparently (and somehow I totally missed this), there has even been talk of a Goonies animated series.

Feldman is trying to put an end to the rumors, however, as he insists a second movie won’t happen. He tells MTV Movie Blog that he has no news on a sequel because he doesn’t believe there’s going to be one. ”I would like to say that there’s a great writer on it and it’s coming soon [but] I have nothing for you… For whatever reason, Warner Bros. doesn’t see it as a profitable venture. It’s a very sad, unfortunate story.”

Personally, I would find it interesting if Feldman was wrong – that there is still a sequel in the works but he’s just not involved with it. That would take some of the spring out of his egotistical step. Then again, I’d much rather find out there is no Goonie sequel in the works, and that the classic ‘80s kids movie was safe from being reduced by a cheap sequel. For that reason, I’m hoping Feldman is in the loop on this one, and completely right.

10 comments:

Octopunk said...

Goonies has no classic cred with me. I didn't see it even once until about two years ago. The ending nearly killed me, with the guy tearing up the paperwork about his debt or whatever "there will be no moving ever again!" and Shortround's dad's camera failing in a totally boring way. Silly Asian man!

JPX said...

I tried watching it twice, I could never get though it.

JohnnySweatpants said...

Oh come on now. JPX - how could you possibly not make it through Goonies? Aren't you the same guy who begged me to watch Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, promising that it was "dark and not what you'd expect"?

DCD said...

I've seen it, and probably enjoyed it at the time but it never became a "classic" to me. And I kind of refute that it has that status to begin with.
I saw the end of it again recently and realized it was pretty awful.

JPX said...

Wait, what? Scooby Doo 2?

JohnnySweatpants said...

Alright I made that one up. But still, you've watched your share of crappy, god-awful movies in your day. Goonies deserves a fair shake.

I'mnotMarcbutmyboyfriendis said...

80's cheese and your collective lack of interest aside, this movie has a massive following. i don't know if i'd peg its popularity at the level of Back to the Future, but i'd say it's at least as fondly remembered (and by a larger audience) as Better Off Dead.

i think you're all nuts.

I'mnotMarcbutmyboyfriendis said...

did i mention that i went to elementary school and college with Chunk?

JohnnySweatpants said...

That's the coolest thing I've ever heard. That poor bastard must've gone through years of therapy after the Truffle Shuffle. Did he ever do it for you?

I'mnotMarcbutmyboyfriendis said...

actually, he was in my sister's class, three years ahead of me, so he didn't ever do anything for me, specifically. but i have a distinct memory of sitting outside of one of the buildings doing homework and he was sitting with a friend on a concrete platform a little above me and he sort of shouted out/snarled "CHUNK!" at the top of his lungs. so no, i think he enjoyed having played the part.

incidentally, he was also class president at my siblings' high school (i went to a different school) and he was class president of Cal my freshman year there. so again, he did just fine in the spotlight. i don't think he harbored any bad memories of the truffle shuffle.