Richard Donner’s kiddo adventure, The Goonies is headed to TV. THR reports that Fox has ordered a pilot. I know what you are thinking, “not another remake.” Well, good news it isn’t exactly a remake or reboot. So, there is hope.
The story follows a teacher who assists some of her students in recreating a shot-by-shot remake of the Donner classic.
The official synopsis goes like this:
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 their favorite movies —The Goonies. Over the course of the season of the potential series, their passion will inspire a town in desperate need of hope in this love letter to the power of cinema, storytelling and dreams.
So, not exactly a remake, right? Oddly enough, I’m more into the idea of a sequel to The Goonies and more lost pirate treasure. But, this is where we are and it doesn’t sound like a terribly bad idea.
What do you guys think? Excited about a sorta Goonies “remake”? Confused? Let us know in the comments section.