While out and about at the Grayson’s Gift benefit in Santa Monica earlier this week, Corey Feldman was asked about the prospects of a sequel to the much beloved 1985 flick The Goonies. According to Feldman everyone, including Goonies writer Steven Spielberg, co-star Sean Astin and director Richard Donner, wants to reunite for a sequel.
Per The Hollywood Reporter: “We’d all like to see it happen, but it’s one of those stumbling blocks where no matter how much love there is …,” Feldman tells THR. “The No. 1 question that’s always been asked of me for the last 20 years is, ‘Will there be a sequel to Goonies?,’ and unfortunately my answer is always the same. It’s not up to me, you know, it’s the studio.”
“They treasure this film, as you know. It is literally their greatest family film title of all time. That’s the way they see it. It’s always on the top 25, all DVD sales around the world all the time,” he says. “If we go and throw a sequel out there that’s lesser [in quality,] then suddenly we may hurt this continuous cash cow.”
Feldman makes a point to say that he would never be a part of a Goonies remake and discusses the real prospects of it going to stage, which has been widely reported.
“They are talking about doing a Broadway musical, and I know Richard Donner is really behind that,” Feldman says. “He’s a dear friend of mine and we talk about it quite often, and he said that they finally got a great script which he’s very excited about.”
Would he willing to be a part of that project then? “If they did it, I would be open to doing something. I mean, I don’t think I could play Mouth at this point in the game; I’m a little old to be playing a kid,” he says. “But I would be open to maybe the Fratelli brothers or something. If they offered it, I would definitely be open to it.”
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