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.