April 23, 2014 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-Ellis
It’s known that sequels don’t always bring the same drama, excitement and great reception as the original film, but that doesn’t stop some producers and writers from going for it, and that is certainly the case with the latest films set to have a sequel!
Both, Mrs Doubtfire and The Goonies are set to return with a sequel! The two films are definite favourites from many people’s childhoods and although both films were filmed many years ago, it’s finally going to happen.
It was director, Steven Spielberg, who came up with the idea for The Goonies sequel. He worked on the original film as a writer, producer and second unit director and had the urge to re-vive the story with a follow-up film.
“Hopefully we’re going to get this done, period,” said Richard Donner, director of the original film. “Spielberg came up with the idea of doing a sequel after 30 years. You don’t do it without him, and he came up with another storyline and he’s right on.”
At this point it’s not certain whether the original cast members – Josh Brolin, Sean Astin and Martha Plimpton – will return, but anything is possible.
In other news, Mrs Doubtfire was first released back in 1993, where a divorced father of three impersonated a Scottish nanny to be closer to his children. The comedy film was a huge success and Robin Williams won a Golden Globe for his performance.
Although Robin himself is set to return as the main character, again, it’s not certain which other characters are coming back to reprise their roles. But we do know that Mara Wilson – who played the youngest child, Nattie Hillard – isn’t too keen on the idea.
Mara said: “I’ve been in some mediocre movies, but I’ve never been in a sequel. Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end. They haven’t asked me to be in it, and I think it would be weird if they did! I don’t act much and am not a cute little kid anymore.”
So, what do you think about the return of both films? Look out for more information on these two films in the very near future!
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