Any new surrounding a potential Beetlejuice sequel seems to drum up a mixed crowd of supporters and those that believe the classics aren’t worth tromping over years later for the sake of a box office bonanza.
Joseph McCabe of Fearnet had the privilege of speaking to screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith about his developing of a Beetlejuice sequel and whether Michael Keaton would be attached.
"I know it's a priority for Warner Brothers," said Seth Grahame-Smith of the Beetlejuice sequel, "and I know it's a priority for Tim. Right now, I'm writing an animated movie for Tim, based on an idea of mine. Then next I adapt Unholy Night for me and [Heyday Films' David Heyman] to produce. Then the third thing, I'm hoping, is Beetlejuice, in terms of writing schedules."
And when prodded about information regarding Keaton’s interest, Grahame-Smith commented, “Huge. He's wanted to do it for twenty years. And he's been telling everybody who will listen. I went in and just told him, ‘Look, I have a huge amount of reverence for what Tim does and I have a huge reverence for that film in general. I told him, ‘I don't think we should do it if there's any sense that we're gonna shit on the legacy of it.' And he completely agrees. So right now it remains to be seen. I have some story ideas that are coming together. But we're very early in the process."
This still doesn’t mean that Beetlejuice 2 will happen. And with Keaton now in his early 60’s, time might be running out to have the Tim Burton star back with the same level of energy required to remind us how great the character was back in the original 1982 film.
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