'The Goonies' director says sequel in the works

Richard Donner says there will be a follow-up to 1985 film with original cast

Richard Donner says there is a sequel to his 1985 film The Goonies in the works.

He was asked about the follow up film by TMZ while signing autographs in Los Angeles and both confirmed that is was happening. When asked which of the original cast would be returning, he said: "Hopefully all of them," although there is no news on whether they would be appearing in small cameos or in starring roles.

The original film was written by Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus, who went on to direct Home Alone, the first two Harry Potter films and The Help. Richard Donner's other credits include Superman, Scrooged and Lethal Weapon.

Sean Astin, Corey Feldman and Josh Brolin were among the stars of the 1985 film. Astin found huge fame thanks to the Lord Of The Rings trilogy in which he played Samwise Gamgee, Corey Feldman appeared in Stand By Me and The Lost Boys while Brolin reinvigorated his career with 2007's No Country For Old Men, going on to star in films including True Grit and Gangster Squad.

Talk of a Goonies sequel has been around for a number of years. Donner had said he had a story he liked and that Steven Spielberg was behind the plan, and in an interview with MTV in 2007, Astin said: "A sequel is an absolute certainty... The writing's on the wall when they're releasing the DVD in such numbers." And on a 2010 'Making Of' documentary about film, Donner once again said it was definitely going to happen as "we've been trying for a number of years." There has also been talk of a musical adaptation of the film. Goonies really do never say die.

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