For those of you concerned that development on a possible follow-up for both Gremlins and The Goonies had stalled and both projects had now been shelved indefinitely, then fear not your worries are unfounded. Speaking to Screen Crush recently Chris Columbus who penned both original films revealed that work and indeed progress is moving forward on both projects.
Although he did concede that it’s been and will continue to be a ‘slow process’, fans will be encouraged to know the man is heavily involved and is overseeing their development, he said:
The stuff that I’m involved with — the Gremlins and Goonies reboots, for instance — they would do that without me. So, I’m staying involved just so I can be protective and actually protect what people love about those movies so it doesn’t go off track.
One definite change of tact for both of these projects is that they’re now being labelled by Columbus as ‘reboots’, whereas before it was understood that The Goonies project would have been a straight sequel, with the original cast handing over the torch to their own children for further adventures. Now it seems although the basic premise of both films will remain intact a complete repacking of these properties looks like a very real possibility.
[via Screen Crush]