What in the world is a re-enactment series, you ask? We’ll do our best to explain.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter yesterday, the untitled Goonies-inspired project centers around a substitute teacher who recruits three of her students to help re-enact the iconic coming-of-age movie, The Goonies. The script for the pilot will be penned by Sarah Watson (The Bold Type, Parenthood), and executive produced by Greg Mottola (Superbad, The Newsroom).
Here is the official logline for the upcoming series, courtesy of THR:
“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.”
Directed by Richard Donner and based on a story by Steven Spielberg, The Goonies tells the story of a band of kids who attempt to save their homes from foreclosure and, in the process, discover an old treasure map that takes them on an adventure to find One-Eyed Willy’s lost treasure. Released on June 7, 1985, the cult classic stars Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, and Ke Huy Quan.
What are your thoughts on the upcoming TV series? Would you like to see a Goonies sequel or remake happen, or is the forthcoming re-enactment series good enough? Let us know in the comments below.