The Goonies re-enactment series gets pilot order at Fox
Nearly 35 years since Richard Donner’s iconic film The Goonies had made its theatrical release in 1985, Deadline reports that Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Television is bringing back the beloved iconic comedy film in the form of a new untitled drama series which has just been given an official pilot order by Fox. The series will feature a group of aspiring young filmmakers as they attempt to recreate The Goonies shot-by-shot.
In the untitled drama, after failing to make it in New York and carrying a heavy secret with her, Stella Cooper returns to her distressed automotive hometown to substitute teach. She finds inspiration, hope and ultimately salvation when she agrees to help three students who are pursuing their filmmaking dreams by putting on an impossibly ambitious shot-for-shot remake of one of the student’s favorite movies… The Goonies. Over the course of the season, their passion will inspire a town in desperate need of hope in this love letter to the power of cinema, storytelling and dreams.
The series will be written by Sarah Watson (The Bold Type, Parenthood) with Greg Motolla (Superbad) signing on as the director. It will be executive produced by Watson, Motolla, SideCar’s Gail Berman, Amblin TV’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank along with The Goonies director-producer Richard Donner and his wife Lauren Shuler Donner. It will be a co-production by Warner Bros. Television, SideCar Content Accelerator and Amblin TV.
The Goonies was written by Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg. Starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, and Martha Plimpton, the film followed a group of children who calls themselves as The Goonies led by Astin’s Mikey Walsh, who finds a treasure that will lead them to the One-Eyed Willy’s lost treasure. The titular group along with three teenagers consists of Stef, Andy and Mikey’s brother Brand go on an unexpected adventure that are full of booby traps and bad guys.
Since the film’s debut, it has stood the test of time and has become a pop culture staple among all ages. In 2017, the movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. This coming June, the film will be celebrating its 35th anniversary.