Josh Brolin's latest movie might see him dishing out monochrome ultra violence in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, but that doesn't mean he's not eager to return to his more innocent roots - I'm talking most explicitly about his role of Brandon, one of the treasure seeking 'kids' in The Goonies.
For several years now talk has been circulating that The Goonies could be up for a modern day sequel, although we've yet to really hear anything remotely concrete. However, with The Goonies 30th anniversary just around the corner, it seems that the return of the gang isn't completely out of question. At the very least, Josh Brolin would like to return.
While appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the Goonies and No Country For Old Men star explained:
You do a movie like that , you don’t know how it’s going to turn out, and then it turns out into a cult film. And then you’re sick of hearing it after twenty years, because you haven’t done a film that’s any good that actually matches the Goonies.
When asked if we would be interested in returning to the role after all these years, Brolin added:
I would do it in a second. Of course, I would do it.
Although he did still express skepticism that the project would ever make it to fruition. He continued:
I would do it. I would do it. But every five years, I keep hearing that we’re going to do it. And then, finally when you hear something like [director] Richard Donner, it’s on TMZ, so you can’t believe it. But, yes, we’re going to do it. I’m like, ‘It says TMZ on the bottom.’ So, I want to do it. I want to do it. Of course, I would do it.
Of course, a modern day Goonies with a grown up cast certainly would be rather different from the original. I suppose this asks the question of whether this is really a good idea or simply an attempt to relive the nostalgia of a cult film. Having said that, I imagine there are many fans who'd love to see the gang get together again.
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