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Steven Spielberg - PortraitsRumors of a "Goonies" sequel have been around for almost as long as the beloved 1985 children's flick itself, though director Richard Donner fanned the flames recently by saying publicly that he was committed to making "Goonies 2" happen. While most fans will probably wait to see it to believe it, Donner added one more log to the fire this weekend when he told TMZ that there's already a story for the follow-up in mind -- and it was concocted by none other than Steven Spielberg.

Donner dropped that astonishing bomb while speaking with TMZ cameras in Beverly Hills not too long ago. Though he initially stopped short of saying anything definitive about the sequel -- and in fact remarked, "You have to ask Steven," when pressed for information on the project's prospects -- Donner told the site that Spielberg already had the perfect concept in mind.

"Hopefully we're going to get this done, period," Donner said. "Steven came up with the idea of doing a sequel after 30 years. ... You don't do it without him. We've been trying for a long [time], and he came up with another storyline and he's right on."

So, no details yet, but at least fans can take comfort in the knowledge that Spielberg -- who executive produced the first film -- is at least involved in "Goonies 2." (According to Donner, anyway; Spielberg has yet to chime in himself on the news, and fans know from experience that a sequel isn't at all guaranteed.)

Stay tuned.

[via: TMZ, h/t Slash Film]