Spielberg & Donner Developing 'Goonies 2'[Thursday, November 13th, 2003]
Steven Spielberg, alongside Richard Donner (Goonies) and Chris Columbus (Harry Potter) have bought the rights for the Goonies 2 script, according to MTV.
Richard Donner said that they were trying very hard to get Warner Bros. to give the greenlight to the project.
The sequel should reunite the original cast members, which included Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin along with a bunch of new characters.
"The new group is called the Groonies," said Donner, "because they happen to live in a town where [Data], the Chinese kid, lives ... and he's got an electronics repair shop and all the kids hang out at his shop. He has this Chinese accent and he calls the Goonies the Groonies, and so the new kids call themselves the Groonies, until they get into a situation where the old Goonies have to save the new Groonies, or vice versa."
Donner added that Astin's character Mikey would be prominent in the plot, and that Jeff Cohen's Chunk would return.
Talking about Cohen's character, he said. "He is a lawyer now, you know. He graduated UC Berkeley Law School top of his class and he's now a practicing lawyer here in [Hollywood] and phenomenal. Damn right we'll see him. I'm very proud of every one of those kids. They all turned out great."
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