The cast and creators of the hit film ‘The Goonies’ got together recently to celebrate the 25 year success of the film. It seems that the original cast, writer, and director are more than willing to get together for a sequel, not a remake, reports Philiana Ng and Ramona Saviss in “Corey Feldman: Steven Spielberg, Cast, Director Want to Do ‘Goonies’ Sequel .” While it seems that the key players for a sequel are on board, Warner Bros. is less than convinced it would be successful.
In 2008, we were given the great pleasure of yet another Indiana Jones film, ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.’ The last Indiana Jones film to be released was in 1989, ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’. The 11 year hiatus was something that the film had to address and it was done with great ease by introducing a new character, Indiana Jones’ (Harrison Ford) son Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf). The fourth film incorporated the original main characters from the first film and it still deliver an Indiana Jones adventure that we had grown to love as children, teenagers, and even adults back in the 80’s.
With the success of the fourth Indiana Jones film , grossing an approximate 78.6 million dollars world wide, it is no wonder that Steven Spielberg would hint towards a possibility that LaBeouf’s character would take over for Ford. In an interview with Movie News at IGN , Spielberg “… indicated that LaBeouf has to make multiple Tranformers movies before he can move over and take on the fedora and bullwhip of Indiana Jones.”
Another film that looks to be heading for success is the sequel to the 1982 Disney film, ‘Tron.’ While ‘Tron: Legacy’ isn’t set to be released until mid December 2010, it is already being heavily advertised on billboards and commercial ads on television. The film contains the original main characters Tron (Bruce Boxleitner), Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), and incorporates a new character, Flynn’s son Sam (Garrett Hedlund).
The success of Indiana Jones is obvious, but since the success of ‘Tron: Legacy’ is still yet to be seen, perhaps Warner Bros. can base their decision pending how well or how bad the film does. While the original ‘Tron’ film had a budget of 17 million , its sequel has an approximate budget of 170 million , and counting. Disney has put a lot of faith into the film, hopefully Warner Bros. will take notice and decide to go forward with a sequel to ‘The Goonies’ as well and give a new generation a taste of some rich stuff.