Ear: Pilot

"'The Goonies' Re-enactment Drama Nabs Fox Pilot Pickup," a recent Hollywood Reporter headline says (bit.ly/goonpilot). "Fox has handed out a pilot order to an untitled drama about a substitute teacher who, with three students, attempts to re-enact The Goonies." (Part of an old Goonies movie poster is shown.)

Several Goonies-related folks are involved here: Warner Bros. TV and Amblin TV are involved (Warner Bros. studio and Amblin Entertainment produced the movie). And, Amblin Entertainment co-founder is Steven Spielberg, executive producer of "The Goonies." 

Pilot co-producers include Richard Donner, director of "The Goonies," and his wife, Lauren Shuler Donner.

Part of the official summary: "Over the course of the season of the potential series, (the teacher and students') passion will inspire a town in desperate need of hope in this love letter to the power of cinema, storytelling and dreams."

File this under "Wait and See."

Elleda Wilson is an editorial assistant for The Astorian and author of the award-winning In One Ear community column. Contact her at 971-704-1718 or ewilson@dailyastorian.com.