Bueller? Bueller? Josh Gad gathers the cast of Ferris Bueller as well as some very special surprise guests to pay tribute to one of the most iconic films of the 80’s and the man who created it.The final episode of Reunited Apart features: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jennifer Grey and more. Check it out below!
The cast of Back to the Future reunited for a video posted Monday, a second in a series of fundraising projects spearheaded by Josh Gad, dubbed Reunited Apart.
The actor launched his new YouTube series by reuniting the cast of the Goonies in an effort to raise funds for Project HOPE.
In the newest chapter of the series, Gad first chatted (over video) with stars Christopher Lloyd and Michal J. Fox before bringing in other familiar faces, such as Lea Thompson, Mary Steenburgen and Elisabeth Shue. Gad was also able to wrangle screenwriter Bob Gale and writer-director Bob Zemeckis. Trilogy composer Alan Silvestri and rocker Huey Lewis also joined the chat. And self-described Back to the Future superfan (and Star Wars filmmaker) J.J. Abrams dropped in on the fun.
The group talked about their time on the franchise and which scenes they enjoyed working on the most. There were even a few lines readings of some of the most iconic exchanges.
Gale and Zemeckis recounted how they had to battle studio Universal on the title of the film and Lewis talked about how he had no clue what to write for a film about time travel, so he instead wrote the classic “Power of Love.”
Josh Gad kicked off this week with a special Goonies reunion of the original cast of the iconic 1985 adventure directed by Richard Donner and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The reunion took place this morning at 9 a.m. PT/ 12 p.m. ET. You can watch a replay below.
Gad was joined by cast members Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Kerri Green, Corey Feldman, Ke Huy Quan, Martha Plimpton and Jeff Cohen along with other people involved in the iconic film.
The Goonies was written by Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg. The film follows a group of children who call themselves The Goonies led by Astin’s Mikey Walsh, who finds a treasure that will lead them to One-Eyed Willy’s lost treasure. The titular group go on an unexpected adventure full of booby traps and bad guys.
Since the film’s debut, Goonies has stood the test of time and has become a pop culture staple. In 2017, the movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. This coming June, the film will celebrate its 35th anniversary.
Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for ’80s arcade comedy action film Pixels. The film, which stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Brian Cox, hits theaters on July 24, 2016.
In Pixels, intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them and attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Monaghan plays the team’s unique weapons specialist.
The action-comedy is directed by Chris Columbus from a story by Tim Herlihy and a screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on the original short film of the same name by Patrick Jean. The film is produced by Adam Sandler, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, and Allen Covert. Executive Producers are Barry Bernardi, Michael Barnathan, Jack Giarraputo, Heather Parry, Tim Herlihy, Steve Koren, Patrick Jean, Benjamin Darras, Johnny Alves, Matias Boucard, Seth Gordon, and Ben Waisbren.