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Beetlejuice 2


  Tags: Beetlejuice, COMEDY, dark comedy, David Katzenberg, FANTASY, ghosts, haunting, in talks, KatzSmith Productions, Michael Keaton, Mike Vukadinovich, SEQUELS, Seth Grahame-Smith, SUPERNATURAL, Tim Burton, Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Pictures, Winona Ryder

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RELEASE DATE
N/A
CURRENT STATUS
In Development
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
KatzSmith Productions
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
REVIEW
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Tim Burton (not official)
WRITTEN BY
Mike Vukadinovich
Seth Grahame-Smith (early draft)
David Katzenberg (early draft)
STARRING
Michael Keaton (not official)
Winona Ryder (not official)

PROJECT DETAILS
  • The studio has hired Mike Vukadinovich (Rememory) to rewrite the latest draft. Tim Burton and Michael Keaton are also reportedly still interested in returning for the project. (10/12/17)
  • Michael Keaton had a recent interview where he spoke a bit about the possibility of a sequel, saying: "You always hear things, that this is happening, and people seem to know more about it than I do. It’s possible that ship has sailed. The only way to do it is to do it right. So much of it was improvised and so much was beautifully handmade by the artist that is Tim Burton. If you can’t get close to that, you leave it alone." (8/01/16)
  • It was reported that Tim Burton revealed that the project was moving forward saying: "The film is a go and has been approved by the Warner Bros. team, we have talked with the cast members we wanted for the film and they are all on board, this includes both Winona and Michael. We have the script in hand everything is in place all we need to do now is get ready to start filming." However, Tim Burton's rep cleared the rumor saying: "Tim Burton did not confirm Beetlejuice 2 as the movie is not in development. Tim’s focus is entirely on Miss Preegrine’s Home For Peculiar Children set for a September 30 2016 release and developing Dumbo." So it seems that at the moment the project isn't "officially" in development. (3/11/16)
  • Winona Ryder recently confirmed in an interview that she will return as "Lydia Deetz," saying "I think I can confirm it because Tim Burton did this interview. It was very hush-hush, top secret, ‘I don’t know what may happen, I don’t know,’ and then he was doing some press for ‘Big Eyes’ and he did an on-camera interview and he said, ‘Oh yeah, we’re doing it and Winona’s gonna be in it.’ So can I say…? I mean if he said it. But I really don’t know much more than anybody else." (8/10/15)
  • Winona Ryder had a recent interview where she implied she may be in the film, but is "sworn to secrecy." She went on to say: "It’s not a remake. It’s 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia [Deetz, Ryder's teenage goth character] so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later." (11/21/13)
  • In a recent interview Tim Burton revealed that hes already spoken with Michael Keaton about the project and Keaton was reportedly very excited and would love to reprise his role in the film. (2/11/12)
  • Tim Burton was asked recently whether he would return to direct the sequel, where he revealed that he would, saying: "I love that character, and Michael [Keaton] is so great in it. I always think about how great and fun that character was, so I just said to ["Vampire Hunter" writer] Seth [Grahame-Smith], "If you have some idea about it, go for it, and then I'll look at it freshly." In the past, I tried some things, but that was way back when. He seemed really excited about it." Currently Seth Grahame-Smith has yet to run any ideas by Burton. (1/12/12)
  • The writer/producers intend this to be a true sequel set 26 years later, and have expressed that Michael Keaton must reprise his role as Beetlejuice, otherwise they will not move forward.
  • A sequel has been talked about for decades, with first rumblings in the early 90's when original director Tim Burton hired Jonathan Gems (Mars Attacks!) to script the sequel. Titled Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian, the story saw "the Deetz family moving to Hawaii, where Charles is developing a resort. They soon discover that his company is building on the burial ground of an ancient Hawaiian Kahuna. The spirit comes back from the afterlife to cause trouble, and Betelgeuse becomes a hero by winning a surf contest with magic." Apparently, Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder were interested in reprising their roles, but only if Tim Burton returned as director. Eventually Tim became too involved with Batman Returns and things fell through. However, as the years went on his interest in the project never faded, and the script went through several rewrites from various other people, but by the late 90's Tim and the studio had pretty much given up on it moving forward.
  • This is a rumored sequel to 1988's Beetlejuice, which was directed by Tim Burton and starred Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, and Michael Keaton.
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