A Goonies sequel is in the works!
… but that wasn’t always the case according to Donner:
“We went through eight writers,” says director Richard Donner. “We tried and tried. But you realize you just can’t pick up on their lives.” The movie’s appeal, he says, was in its likable young stars and “kid’s mind” of the story’s creator, Steven Spielberg. “It’s as Americana as you can possibly get,” says Donner. “What kid doesn’t go out and look for the pirate treasure?” So, how about a sequel now that catches up with a middle-aged Mikey or over-the-hill Data? Nah, says Donner: “It’s too late.”
But Donner changed his tune in a recent Rolling Stone article:
“Hopefully we’re going to get this done, period,” Donner said. “Steven came up with the idea of doing a sequel after 30 years. You don’t do it without him. We’ve been trying for a long time, then he came up with another storyline and he’s right on.”