“Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice..” It looks like the world uttered the last Beetlejuice because Beetlejuice 2 will definitely be in the works according to Michael Keaton. The 62-year-old actor first starred as the undead, abrasive Bio-Exorcist ghost in 1988 when he paired up with director Tim Burton.
Talks of the twosome getting back together began earlier in the year, but now Keaton is adding even more fuel to the fire, by saying that Tim Burton is definitely interested in the idea. While sitting down with MTV News he delved into the blossoming sequel.
“I’ve emailed Tim a couple of times, talked to the writer a couple of times, but all really really preliminary stuff,” Keaton explained. “I always said that’s the one thing I’d like to do again, if I ever did anything again. But it kind of involved Tim to be involved some way or the another.”
It looks like Keaton got his wish. “Now it looks like he is involved,” Keaton continued. “And without giving too much away we’ve talked to each other, and e-mailed each other, and if he’s in, it’s going to be hard not to be in.
Winona Ryder, who played the goth-angsty teen Lydia, had also hinted earlier in the year that she would return for the sequel if it happened. “It’s not a remake,” Ryder said. “It’s 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia so much. She was such a huge part for me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later.”
With Beetlejuice’s undisputed cult following, fans are probably extremely excited that Burton is on board. However, with so many sequels that failed to impress, it comes as no surprise that fans are reluctant. “This is a very precious movie to people. So there are a lot of people like ‘Don’t,” Ryder said.
Back in October, rumors of David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire hunter) generating a script for Beetlejuice 2 began to come to light.
Now, we will have to wait and see if this truly going to happen.