As rumors continue to swirl that The Goonies might be returning to the big screen in animated form, Sean Astin, star of the 1985 blockbuster, remains convinced that a live-action follow-up, featuring Mikey, Chunk, Mouth and the rest of the gang as grown-ups, is still viable.
"I'd prefer to do it live-action, but I don't think they're mutually exclusive," he revealed yesterday in an exclusive interview with Reelz.com. "I would love to see an animated Goonies cartoon and I would love to do a feature film. If an animated cartoon is easier and less expensive to make, and is going to help develop a fan base, so when it comes time to do a movie they can really do it right, then that's cool too."
"I think they've always made a mistake in thinking that the thing that's great about the Goonies franchise is that it's about kids going on an adventure," Astin continued. "To me, the audience that loved the Goonies initially will want to know what's happening with those Goonies. That same tone, the same quality that was infused throughout the Goonies can be captured with us as adults."
Astin went on to add that he actually developed his own story outline for a Goonies sequel, but "nobody wanted to hear it."
Well, we at Reelz.com want to hear it, and we're pretty certain plenty of other people will want to hear it, too. The continuing story of the Goonies gang must be told! If not for us, then for Corey. Lord knows he could use the work.
Astin's latest movie, The Final Season, opens this Friday.