'The Goonies' sequel is a goer apparently - but who's going to return?
The Goonies sequel could welcome back the opera-signing villain Jake Fratelli after the actor who played him, Robert Davi, said he was thrilled that Richard Donner is going to shoot the follow-up and wants to be a part of it. Davi told TMZ that he'd love to help Donner write the script to the sequel and has already mapped out the role of his character.
Because of Jake's love for opera, Robert explained that his character would now have a successful career performing the Great American Songbook with his brother Francis as his crooked manager. One Eyed Willie's ship has been tracked down using sonar technology, but the treasure trove is no longer board. Of course, Jake and Francis have a key piece of evidence that they've held onto for 30 years...evidence that will lead them to the gold. It actually sounds pretty good, right?
Davi is an accomplished singer in real life and is about to release his latest album in Australia.
One star of the original who could also return for the sequel is Corey Feldman. Since Donner's announcement, the actor claimed the director tried selling him a similar story a few months ago, promising that Steven Spielberg was involved. However, he remains relatively sceptical.
"It can't be done without a perfect script! We all must be certain that it doesn't miss the magic of the original" he said.
The 1985 movie, executive produced by Spielberg, followed a band of pre-teens who live in the 'Goon Docks' neighbourhood of Astoria, Oregon. In attempting to save their homes from demolition, they discover a Spanish Map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willie, a legendary 17th-century pirate.