“Earlier this month, director Richard Donner broke one of the biggest news stories all year, when he revealed that the long-awaited sequel The Goonies 2 is actually happening. During a new interview with TMZ, Richard Donner revealed that The Goonies executive producer Steven Spielberg actually came up with the story for this sequel.
Steven Spielberg actually received a story credit on The Goonies, with Chris Columbus writing the screenplay. There had been a script written for the sequel many years ago, which featured the original stars (Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton and Jonathan Ke Quan) and their children going on a new adventure. It was also rumored that another writer was brought on in 2008, but no story details have been confirmed at this time.” – movieweb