Iconic director Steven Spielberg will be the guest editor for the 20th Anniversary issue of Empire magazine. Speielberg will be giving fans an exclusive first look at his upcoming film, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Steven Moffat, Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright wrote the screenplay, based on Hergé’s massively popular books. The film is currently slated to hit theaters in 2011.
However, the most exciting part of the issue may be a look back at one of the most beloved films of the 80s, The Goonies. The piece will feature interviews, exclusive photos with the cast and what their hopes are for the future of the franchise. The magazine is scheduled to hit newsstands on Thursday, April 23, 2009.
Could this be the thing that jump starts a new Goonies adventure? Only time will tell, but our fingers are crossed!
Corey Feldman had this to say about the retropective (via his official blog, The Feldman Journal):
“Now on to the VERY EXCITING NEWS of the day! The Goonies cast together with Director Richard Donner and Executive Producer and Story writer Steven Spielberg have reunited for a very special photo shoot as an exclusive for the 20th anniversary of England’s Premier Film Magazine EMPIRE!
The Birthday issue which is being guest edited by Mr. Spielberg himself will hit stands in the UK this Thursday. I believe they are also launching a US version of the magazine as part of this special celebration. Along wi
tha group photo of the cast , and Producers, there are exclusive one on one photos and interviews with each member of the cast. In addition there was also a lot of video shot that day. We even did a group interview on camera exclusively for Empire, where we all reminisced about the amazing times we shared together making the film, a few unheard Goonie secrets, and reflected on our collective love for the film and hopes for its future. This was a very special day for all of us.
I will go more into detail about the events of the day in my next blog, but for now I would like to thank EMPIRE for giving me the right to announce this exclusively at CF.net and want to inform you that to see it all for yourselves please go to www.empireonline.com. Don’t miss this one, who knows if it will ever happen again.
Hopefully it is just the start of more good Goonie things to come. Either way I would like to thank Steven Spielberg for orchestrating this whole thing, as I know how special it is for all of us. It was great to catch up with Steven, and Dick, and the cast, and I’m sure your gonna love it.”
Below you can see a shot of the cast from a shoot several years back to get you excited!