'The Goonies 2' conceived by Steven Spielberg, says Richard Donner

'The Goonies 2' conceived by Steven Spielberg, says Richard Donner

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Director Richard Donner divulged more secrets regarding the upcoming "Goonies" sequel while being stalked by TMZ on Easter Sunday.
Veronica Linares
'The Goonies' director wants to reunite entire cast for sequel

'The Goonies' director wants to reunite entire cast for sequel

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 7 (UPI) -- Richard Donner is producing a sequel for his 80s hit film, "The Goonies."
Veronica Linares
'Goonies' sequel may finally happen

'Goonies' sequel may finally happen

LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- Director Richard Donner wants to bring back entire "Goonies" cast for a sequel.
Danielle Haynes
Nolan: No fourth Batman movie

Nolan: No fourth Batman movie

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 10 (UPI) -- Christopher Nolan will not direct a fourth Batman movie, the filmmaker said at a Producers Guild of America conference at Sony Studios in California.
Corey Feldman wants 'Goonies' sequel

Corey Feldman wants 'Goonies' sequel

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Actor Corey Feldman says he would like to see a sequel to the 1985 cult movie "Goonies."
Donner: Gibson turned down 'Weapon 5'

Donner: Gibson turned down 'Weapon 5'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Richard Donner says actor Mel Gibson has no plans to star in the rumored fifth "Lethal Weapon" movie.

'Lethal Weapon' appealing more to Gibson

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Following his drunk driving arrest in Los Angeles, Mel Gibson may be reconsidering his reluctance to do a fifth "Legal Weapon" movie, it was reported.

Bruce Willls signs for '16 Blocks'

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- Bruce Willis will star in the legal action-thriller "16 Blocks," Daily Variety said Tuesday.

'X-Men' director takes on 'Superman'

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- Yet another director, Bryan Singer of "X-Men" fame, has signed on to make a new "Superman" movie for Warner Bros., Daily Variety said Monday.
Richard Donner
Dakota Fanning, Lauren Shuler Donner, Gina Prince Blythewood and Nate Parker pose for pictures at a ceremony where Donner and her husband Richard Donner received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood on October 16, 2008. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

Richard Donner (born 24 April 1930) is an American film director, film producer, and comic book writer. The production company The Donners' Company is owned by Donner and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler Donner. After directing the horror film The Omen Donner became famous for the hailed creation of the first modern superhero film, Superman, starring Christopher Reeve. The influence of this film eventually helped establish the superhero concept as a respected film genre. Donner reinvigorated the buddy film genre with Lethal Weapon and its sequels.

Donner was born Richard Donald Schwartzberg in the Bronx, New York City, the son of Hattie and Fred Schwartzberg; he has a sister, Joan. Donner started his career with hopes of acting but quickly moved into directing commercials and making business films. He moved into television in the late 1950s, directing some episodes of the Steve McQueen western serial Wanted: Dead or Alive and the Chuck Connors western The Rifleman.

He has worked on over twenty-five other television series including The Fugitive, Get Smart, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Wild Wild West, Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch, The Six Million Dollar Man, Kojak, Tales from the Crypt and The Twilight Zone (most notably the famous "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" starring William Shatner), as well as the serial Danger Island from the children's program The Banana Splits. His first film, the low-budget military drama X-15 (1961) starring Charles Bronson, was not a great success, and he returned to television work.

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