So word is that we may have a sequel to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas at some point soon. It didn’t come from Tim Burton himself, it actually came from Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman for those of you not ‘in the know’) who is currently promoting his live stage show that will be on Broadway starting next week.
Dread Central asked Mr. Herman if he might want to work with Tim Burton ever again, and we got an interesting answer:
He’d like to, but Burton has so many projects happening right now, including Dark Shadows, it’s not likely. He went on to mention a few more projects, but the big reveal came when Reubens mentioned that Burton was also planning a sequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Interesting news which leads to the question, what would the sequel be about? It seemed like Jack learned his lesson about fucking with the holidays the first time and was content to be the Pumpkin King. Either he’s forgetful and decides he now wants to be the Easter Bunny, or there will be a whole new set of characters from Halloween Town running about causing a ruckus dealing with Christmas.
What do you guys think? Good idea or bad idea? I’m leaning towards good idea, so long as Danny Elfman gets in on the project too, especially if Jack will be a central character. He wouldn’t be the same song-voiced by anyone else, not to mention the soundtrack wouldn’t have the same ambiance.