In other Tim Burton news coming out today we’re learning that a sequel to one of filmmaker’s first hits, Beetlejuice, is at the top of someone’s to-do list, and it’s none other than the man that portrayed the titular ghoul himself, Michael Keaton.
While being interviewed by STYD, Seth Grahame-Smith, author of the book by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and screenwriter of Burton’s Dark Shadows adaptation, talked about a meeting he had with Keaton about getting another Beetlejuice movie in front of the cameras.
We talked for a couple of hours and talked about big picture stuff. It’s a priority for Warner Bros. It’s a priority for Tim.
Apparently, Keaton’s been chomping at the bit to get going on another Beetlejuice, and now it seems he’s closer than ever. How big are his expectations?
Huge, he’s been wanting to do it for 20 years and he’ll talk to anybody about it who will listen. I really told him, I have a huge reverence for Tim and a huge reverence for that film in general. I don’t think we should do it if we shit on the legacy. He agrees. So, right now, it remains to be seen, I have a couple of story ideas, but we’re very early out.
For years, there’s been the often rumored about Beetlejuice: Hawaiian Style project, but it never seemed to get past the provocative title stage. So could an actual, factual Beetlejuice sequel truly now be in the making? Hopefully, they’ll get rolling soon before Keaton himself really does become a ghost.
Source: Geek Tyrant