With Josh Brolin getting a lot of press lately for playing a letter of the alphabet and signing on to play Jonah Hex, I naturally wondered when someone would pounce to make a sequel his first big movie, The Goonies. As it turns out, Richard Donner -- who directed the 1985 hit about a motley crew of adventurous kids -- had already been working on a follow-up. Sadly, sequels just don't seem to be happening for Donner lately, and even with Steven Spielberg enthusiastically on his side, things just didn't quite come together, according to Variety. Goonies never say die, though, so Donner is working hard to make sure they'll live on... in a Broadway musical.
News about the possibility of fifth Lethal Weapon team-up with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover has been surfacing over the last few months. Judging by what director Richard Donner told a blogger for the Los Angeles Times, though, it looks like the Lethal Weapon franchise may have just taken a bullet through the heart and is bleeding to death in the streets of Hollywood. The reason? Gibson passed on the project, according to Donner. The reason for that is complicated enough to make Glover's Roger Murtaugh exclaim, "I'm too old for this shit!" But let's try to sort it out anyway.