Chris Columbus reveals problems of Goonies sequel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 July 2015
Chris Columbus

Chris Columbus

Chris Columbus - who wrote the original 'Goonies' adventure comedy movie in 1985 - has revealed the issues surrounded a proposed sequel

Screenwriter Chris Columbus is "very protective" of the 'Goonies' sequel.

The 56-year-old film-maker - who penned the original 1985 adventure comedy movie - has revealed plans are in place to make a sequel, but said there are several obstacles to be overcome first.

He explained: "There are a lot of writers who are interested in writing 'Goonies,' but the problem is that we are very protective because it's such a well-loved movie."

Chris explained that it will be much easier to write a follow-up to 'Gremlins', another popular 80s movie he penned.

He explained to the Huffington Post: "'Gremlins' is a little easier to probably come up with something, because gremlins exist as creatures. They haven't aged. The Goonies have aged 30 years.

"There was a magic about that particular cast, so how do you make it work now? And that's a difficult challenge."

Earlier this year, Chris assured fans that the 'Gremlins' reboot will not be a shot-for-shot reproduction of the original, though he said it will feature "the same universe, the same rules [and] same Gremlins".

He said: "It's not a remake of the first movie at all. Because the first movie's very dear to my heart."

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