Beetlejuice Sequel is Still Happening
Here’s one character that just wont give up the ghost. The Beetlejuice sequel is currently still in the works, with the script getting re-writes. Tim Burton’s horror fantasy comedy sequel has been rumored for years now, with a script first popping up a few years after the 1988 original. Titled, “Beetlejuice goes to hawaii”, the script never made it into production, and we are kinda glad about that. Rest assure that the new script, currently in the hands of writer Mike Vukadinovich, should be a little more creative than “Lets send Betteljuice surfing” and will hopefully pull back the original cast.
Seth Grahame-Smith had been writing a version and still intends to produce the film with partner David Katzenberg, however it seems that Warner Bros. want some fresh eyes on the project before they green-light it, as they are the one that have brought Vukadinovich on board.
Whilst there is no deal in place just yet with Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis or Winona Ryder, they have all recently said that they would consider it, with Keaton saying he would only consider if if Tim Burton returned to direct. Burton spoke with Collider last year about the film and had this to say.
“This is the thing, it’s something that I’m interested in, but there’s so many stories [online], dumping Michael Keaton for Johnny Depp and this or that, and I’ve talked to these people and they didn’t wanna hear this so they just made up a story. But the fact of it is I have talked to Michael and I have talked to Winona, I’ve talked to a few people. It’s something that I really would like to do in the right circumstances, but it’s one of those films where it has to be right. It’s not a kind of a movie that cries out [for a sequel], it’s not the Beetlejuice trilogy. So it’s something that if the elements are right—because I do love the character and Michael’s amazing as that character, so yeah we’ll see. But there’s nothing concrete yet.”
According to Deadline’s recent report, Keaton and Burton “have been excited at the thought of collaborating on a sequel.”, so it does look like there is chance it could happen. Next wish list..a Keaton Batman sequel.