Corey Feldman Reveals Indiana Jones Adventure Idea For GOONIES 2
It doesn’t seem like talk of a Goonies sequel will ever die. Why? Because Goonies never say die! Everyone involved seems convinced that one day this long-awaited sequel will eventually happen. Richard Donnor, Sean Astin, Steven Spielberg, and Corey Feldman have all discussed what the sequel should be if they ever do it. I’m sure they’ve thrown out lot sort of different ideas over the years, and in a recent interview with Yahoo, Feldman reveals one of the ideas that they talked about, and it’s a worldwide Indiana Jones style adventure. Here’s what Feldman had to say:
“What I would like to see and what the reality of the project might be will no doubt be two different things. Sean actually came up with a concept a while ago. We became friends and have remained friends throughout the years. He’s the best and has such a wonderful, talented family. I remember one night, he and I sat down and actually mapped everything out and pitched it to [Goonies director] Richard Donner. Donner was really impressed with the work we put into it. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the right direction. What we came up with [had] far too big a budget for what they wanted to take on. We wrote something that was Indiana Jones-type big, with the characters going to different countries on this big adventure, with all these special effects. It was maybe a little too much. But I think that’s what you’ve kind of got to do in a sequel.
As you can see, it definitely expands on the scope of the kids' treasure hunting fascination. As fun and adventurous as their pitch sounds, Donner is right about what the true diehard fans want to see. Feldman goes on to explain Donner’s idea of what the film needs to be:
“While fans do crave a bigger and better adventure, the key to a good sequel is the heart and the magic. Those two elements are necessary. Donner said to me in that meeting, I like where you guys are going, but the one thing you have to remember is we’re not trying to make a big epic movie here. We want to make something true to what the original was, which is more character-driven and full of heart.’ Any Goonies sequel has to be based in reality, and in Astoria. That’s where we met and fell in love with these characters. I think that’s the biggest clue I got to where they were heading with the sequel. That was a year ago, so who knows if that’s still the course of action.”