Writer, producer and director Chris Columbus recently did an interview with Screencrush in which he gives a little update on what is currently going on with the Goonies sequel and Gremlins remake. Columbus was a writer on both of the original film projects, and he's attached to these new projects to help steer them in the right direction.
"The stuff that I’m involved with — the Gremlins and Goonies reboots, for instance — they would do that without me. So, I’m staying involved just so I can be protective and actually protect what people love about those movies so it doesn’t go off track."
Both of these projects have been in development for years, and maybe one day they will actually happen. Columbus told the site that he’s “heavily developing” these films with Warner Bros., but that “it’s a slow process and I don’t think it will happen too quickly.”
One of the most interesting things that he mentions here is that he calls Goonies a reboot, not a sequel, which has previously been reported. This isn't the first time that the film project has been called a reboot either. Producer Frank Marshall talked to Collider earlier this year, and said:
"You don’t want to disappoint the fans by just doing a schlocky movie. You want to do a real legitimate movie. It’s not going to be a sequel. In the Amblin spirit of Goonies, that’s what has to be."
Well, by rebooting the movie, you've already disappointed the fans. A sequel would be so much better. With Ghostbusters being rebooted, I'm sure these projects aren't too far behind. Goonies, Ghostbusters, and Gremlins are three of my favorite childhood films, and seeing them being rebooted like this sucks.