Fox Orders “Goonies” Re-enactment Pilot

Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Ke Huy Quan, and Jeff Cohen in "The Goonies." Photo by Moviestore/Shutterstock (1623505a)

A remake (well sort of) of the 1985 hit movie The Goonies is heading to the small screen. 

Fox has given a pilot order to a drama that sees students try to achieve their filmmaking dreams by remaking the adventure comedy film about a group of kids who try to find a famous pirate’s long-lost treasure. 

The Bold Type creator Sarah Watson will pen the pilot, with Greg Mottola attached to direct.

In the untitled project, after failing to make it in New York, Stella Cooper returns to her distressed automotive hometown to substitute teach after failing to make it in New York and carrying a heavy secret. 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 the student’s favorite movies, The Goonies.

The Goonies was a box office hit, grossing $124 million on a $19 million budget.