A sequel to the 1988 classic Beetlejuice has been stumbling through development for a few years now, but now it sounds like it might actually happen — and that’s a very, very good thing.
Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) put together the script, and some thought he might take the helm with original director Tim Burton’s blessing. But now it sounds like the man himself might come back to make it happen, along with the film's original star.
That’s right: Tim Burton is in talks to direct Michael Keaton in Beetlejuice 2. Hell. Yes.
The only problem? Burton’s plate is pretty full at the moment, but it sounds like he wants to make the Beetlejuice sequel a priority. The folks at The Wrap opine that it could be to get another box-office win, after his Dark Shadows reimagining failed to light up the box office.
Whatever’s motivating him, we’re glad to hear he’s interested. Beetlejuice is one of the coolest films of the 1980s, and a faithful sequel with the original director and star attached could be legendary. We’re a little worried about Grahame-Smith’s script, but if Burton has confidence in it, then it’ll get the benefit of the doubt for now.
What do you think? Does the world need another Beetlejuice?
(Via The Wrap)