It looks like The Goonies is heading to the stage, with director Richard Donner revealing to Yahoo! Movies that he’s planning an immersive theater adaptation of the classic 1985 adventure film.
“We’re going to do an off-Broadway, do you know what immersion theatre is? Where there’s no seats, the venue is you go into a warehouse and there’s something happening in that warehouse and that’s the play you’ve come to see, only you become part of it and you travel through with actors. It’s very popular now. We’re doing one on The Goonies. It will take another year or so but it’s going to be wonderful.”
Back in April of last year, Donner suggested that the long-rumoured big screen sequel to The Goonies was finally moving forward, although he appeared to downplay his earlier comments when asked about the status of the follow-up:
“Again, everything takes a long time to get it right. If you do things fast and quick and easy, that’s a disservice. But if there were going to be another movie it would take us a long time to get it right, because we have a lot of history that we’re involved with and a lot of integrity that we have to keep to what once was, and lives a life of its own without destroying it. Maybe the powers that be are working on something.”