Hey you guys! The awesome news is that The Goonies are going to be rebooted into something that will have your inner child truffle shuffling with glee, the bad news is that it definitely won't be in the form of the much-desired Goonies 2...Yet.
Director Richard Donner was both the hand that giveth and taketh away in his latest interview when he slammed the lid on any talk of a sequel, but then tantalized fans with a brief description of his plan that will quite literally bring The Goonies universe alive before our very eyes.
So, if you've ever wanted to climb aboard One-Eyed Willy's pirate ship or run your fingers through piles of hidden treasure, you're in luck because The Goonies is about to become an immersive theater experience! Donner told interviewers at Yahoo that:
"We’re going to do an off-Broadway, do you know what immersion theater is? Where there’s no seats, the venue is you go into a warehouse and there’s something happening in that warehouse and that’s the play you’ve come to see, only you become part of it and you travel through with actors. It’s very popular now. We’re doing one on ’The Goonies.’ It will take another year or so but it’s going to be wonderful."
Anyone who has ever been to an immersive theater experience knows how awesome this has potential to be, and with The Goonies's enormous fan base, I'm sure there will be no expenses spared ensuring you can drink in the sights, smells and sounds of the adventure first hand.
There are no details of just where the immersive show will take place just yet, but if theater totally isn't your thing, you'll be reassured to know that the idea of The Goonies 2 hasn't been totally buried. When asked about the sequel that refuses to die, Donner told interviewers that:
"Everything takes a long time to get it right. If you do things fast and quick and easy, that’s a disservice. But if there were going to be another movie it would take us a long time to get it right, because we have a lot of history that we’re involved with and a lot of integrity that we have to keep to what once was, and lives a life of its own without destroying it. Maybe the powers that be are working on something."
So, while it's heartwarming and reassuring that Donner isn't prepared to parp out any old paff for the inevitable financial return of a sequel, it seems like we might be in a similar condition to One-Eyed Willy by the time filming begins...