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The Goonies sequel confirmed by original director

Story by Jack Foley

A SEQUEL to classic kids movie The Goonies has been confirmed by its original director, Richard Donner.

The filmmaker, whose other credits include Lethal Weapon and Superman: The Movie, told the gossip website TMZ that he was looking to bring back the film’s original stars for the follow-up.

Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin and Jeff Cohen starred in the first film, which followed a group of Oregon pre-teens who find themselves on a hunt for pirate treasure once they are faced with the loss of their homes due to the imminent building of a country club.

Steven Spielberg served as producer on the film, which continues to be cited as one of the top children’s movies of the 1980s.

Donner’s comments came as he was signing autographs in an undisclosed location. A fan asked him for his views on the proliferation of superhero movies in modern cinema and whether he’d ever be minded to return to the genre, to which he reportedly replied: “If you call The Goonies a comic book – we’re doing a sequel.”

When pressed on whether this would involve the original stars, he added: “Hopefully all of them.”

Donner does, however, face quite a task in reuniting his four former child stars. For while Brolin and Astin have gone onto become successful adult actors, Feldman is now a reality TV star and singer in a ska band (who acts occasionally) and Cohen (who played Chunk) is an entertainment lawyer.

Donner himself has also not directed a film since 2006’s Bruce Willis thriller 16 Blocks.

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