Beetlejuice 2?

2013-10-22 20:30
Los Angeles - Someone at Warner Bros said Beetlejuice three times.

Confirmed by TheWrap, Tim Burton is in talks with movie giant Warner Bros to helm the sequel to his famous horror classic Beetlejuice, a story about two newly-deceased ghosts, their inability to haunt the new tenants in their house and their dealings with a mischievous "bio-exorcist" spirit.

After years of speculation about the status of a follow-up to the 1988 fantasy flick, it appears the filmmaker is currently waiting to see the new script from Dark Shadows screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg before signing on to direct.

This development comes after it was rumoured Burton had dropped his plans to helm Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children as his follow-up to the recently wrapped Big Eyes, and is on the hunt for a new project.

TheWrap also believes that it is very likely that Michael Keaton will reprise his role as he is on a come-back roll, but no rumours yet of Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis or Winona Ryder also signing on.

Waiting for an 'exciting' script

The award-winning director hinted last year he was likely to make a sequel if Grahame-Smith came up with an exciting enough script.

He said: "[Only] if it was interesting. Although, I don't know if I would ever know a good script if it bit me in the face. But, I know what I like, so we'll see."

"Seth [Grahame-Smith] is writing something. I just told him, because it was something where I liked the character, he'd probably have a better response. He has ideas about it, so I just wanted to let him respond to it and see what he comes up with."


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