When I first watched The Goonies as a kid, it depicted everything I wanted my life to be. Growing up in a big city left little opportunity to mob around on bikes with my friends, and our apartment didn’t have a loft in which to discover an old treasure map. But the only thing that seemed more alluring than watching The Goonies back then was actually being one. And next year, I might finally get my chance.
In an interview with Yahoo Movies, Goonies director Richard Donner revealed yesterday that he is planning an unorthodox “immersive theater” adaptation of the movie. In what sounds very much like Sleep No More, Donner explains that the show will be staged in a warehouse with no seats, allowing the audience to be a part of the story, because making children (and likely, many grown adults) crawl over decaying skeletons and do the Truffle Shuffle is always a good idea.
“You become part of it, and you travel through with actors,” Donner told Yahoo Movies. “It’s very popular now… It will take another year or so, but it’s going to be wonderful.”
There are basically no details about it at the moment, but having a bunch of people try to avoid One-Eyed Willie’s traps is just too delicious of an idea to dismiss completely. Donner has been known to cast about rumors before — like last year when he said he would be making a sequel — so it could very well amount to nothing. But hey,