Tim Burton & Michael Keaton Officially in Talks for 'Beetlejuice' Sequel
Over two years ago, we first heard the news that the production company formed by David Katzenberg and author/screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, and one of the scripts that was going to be developed for Warner Bros, was a new sequel to the horror comedy Beetlejuice. But we haven't heard anything about the potential project since then. However, a rumor coming from Schmoes Know (via GeekTyrant) says that Tim Burton is now looking to direct the sequel, and Michael Keaton will reprise his comedic role as the mischievous dead man. Supposedly, the director is so keen on the sequel that he almost dropped another.
Burton is also attached to helm the adaptation of Peregrine's Home for Peculiars at Fox, but he's been able to work out his schedule so that he can do both films. Since that adaptation is coming first, it'll likely be a few years before we see Beetlejuice 2 get off the ground. However, the prospect of Burton bringing back the character who launched his directing career, not to mention Keaton reprising what might be the best performance of his career, is pretty damn enticing. This is still just a rumor for now, so take it with a grain of salt, but we'll keep our ears to the ground for more. Until then, grab Beetlejuice on Blu-ray for under $10.
UPDATE: The Wrap has word that Tim Burton is officially in talks to direct Beetlejuice 2 and Michael Keaton is expected to return as well. It won't be his next movie, but it's definitely in his future. Excited?