The FOX network has handed out a pilot order for a currently untitled drama about a group of students filming a remake of Richard Donner’s iconic 1985 family adventure film “The Goonies”.
Sarah Watson (“The Bold Type”) is spearheading the series alongside Gail Berman’s SideCar, and the original film’s Donner, Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures all involved. Greg Mottola (“Superbad”) has been tapped to direct the pilot.
Watson pens the series in which a woman named Stella Cooper, after failing to make it in New York and carrying a heavy secret with her, returns to her hometown to become a substitute teacher.
She finds salvation when she agrees to help three students pursuing their filmmaking dreams of an impossibly ambitious shot-for-shot remake of one of their favorite movies… The Goonies. Over the course of the season, their passion will inspire a town in desperate need of hope.
Watson, Mottola, Berman, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner executive produce.
Chris Columbus penned the original film about a group of kids facing their last days together before a development paves over their homes. They stumble onto evidence of pirate’s treasure attracting the attention of a family of criminals.