Goonies/Gremlins Writer Chris Columbus Reportedly Producing Sequels to Both Movies

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It looks like Goonies rumors never say die. Goonies director Richard Donner has been vocal about a sequel lately, and it looks like he might not have been just playing with our emotions. Now there are rumors that Chris Columbus, who wrote both The Goonies and Gremlins, is on board to produce sequels to both of the `80s classics.

It originally looked like Gremlins would be a remake of the original, but new information says that both movies will be sequels.

According to /Film, the Gremlins sequel will follow the “30 years later” story continuation format that’s been rumored for the Goonies sequel. The Gremlins sequel has been in the works for a while, and when Columbus was asked about it a few years ago, he said:

I think it’s impossible to recreate in a CGI environment. I think it will inevitably lose some of its charm. Those are edgy Muppets in a sense and you don’t want to lose that sense of anarchy that those gremlins had, because behind the scenes are 25 puppeteers making them to come to life.

So hopefully we won’t have any CGI gremlins to worry about, because CGI Yoda really doesn’t give me great confidence about how that would come off. If that’s really the case, a Gremlins sequel could probably work pretty well. It can’t be any worse than the rest of the horror genre.

Goonies, on the other hand… I loved The Goonies, but some things are better left in the past. I might be in the minority in that opinion, though, so feel free to start practicing your happy dance.

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(via /Film, image via Gremlins and The Goonies)

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