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A ‘Goonies’ remake is coming to Fox ... sort of

The series will not be a sequel or directly tied to the 1985 film

Ke Huy-Quan, Sean Astin and Corey Feldman star as friends whose discovery of an old map leads them into an extraordinary adventure in “The Goonies.”
Ke Huy-Quan, Sean Astin and Corey Feldman star as friends whose discovery of an old map leads them into an extraordinary adventure in “The Goonies.”
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The classic film “The Goonies” is getting the remake treatment — but in a unique way, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In a still-untitled series coming to Fox, a group of students will attempt to do a shot-for-shot remake of the 1980s cult film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The series will be helmed by Sarah Watson, the creator of “The Bold Type,” Variety reported.

Here’s the official logline for the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter:

“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.”

Though there have been rumors for several years that a sequel to “The Goonies” is in the works with the movie’s original actors, star Corey Feldman shut down the idea last year, according to Comicbook.com.

“Every year, the rumor circulates, ‘Goonies 2’ is definitely gonna happen now,’ and we’ll be like, ‘No, it’s not,’” Feldman said at Fan Expo Boston in 2019, according to Comicbook.com. “But Richard Donner at one point started fueling it himself and went to the press. He used to call us and tell us we were going back to work, and we’d get all excited, and then it wouldn’t happen.”

The new series is expected to come to Fox this fall, according to Entertainment Weekly.