Tim Burton & Michael Keaton Officially in Talks for 'Beetlejuice' Sequel

October 21, 2013
Source: Schmoes Know


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?

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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!!!

Steven on Oct 21, 2013


I really hope the new Dumb and Dumber movie is amazing, because it would let other companies know that reviving projects like this is a financially doable thing, and would open doors wider to a Beetlejuice sequel, a Bill & Ted 3, a new Ghostbusters, and that Pee-Wee Movie we're still waiting for.

Commenter on Oct 21, 2013


Bill & Ted is apparently at the scripting stage, and has been for a couple years. But every once in awhile they both bring it up and remind people it's still there.

OfficialJab on Oct 21, 2013


Danny Elfman as well or I'm out. I'm not sure they can recreate the magic of this one though. Love to see 'em try however!

avconsumer2 on Oct 21, 2013


Yeah, Elfman or gtfo.

Andre on Oct 22, 2013


We shall see.

DAVIDPD on Oct 21, 2013


One of Burton's best movies, bet Johnny Depp will be in the new version. Not really fussed if there's a Sequel.

Carpola on Oct 21, 2013


Heck yeah I would go and see this.

Jimmy Love on Oct 21, 2013


We finally going to get that 'Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian' movie? Amazing.

cobrazombie on Oct 22, 2013


You took this from that Reddit post didn't you 🙂

Commenter on Oct 22, 2013


Oh boy! Dumb and Dumber 2, Army of Darkness 2 and now Beetlejuice 2! We're finally getting the movies we want to see.

PauloGabrielAntunes on Oct 22, 2013


As long as its Tim Burton and as long as its Michael Keeton, we-are-good!

Such heroic nonsense on Oct 23, 2013

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