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Tim Burton Seriously Considering Beetlejuice 2
He's waiting to read the latest script

22 October 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Though the sequel idea has been floating around as a rumour for years, the idea that Beetlejuice 2 might actually coalesce from the limbo spirit world got a boost when it emerged that Dark Shadows' Seth Grahame-Smith was working on a new draft of the script. Burton was attached as a producer, but now, according to The Wrap, he’s seriously considering directing it.

The shift in Burton’s involvement had itself been mere rumour until today, with the still-nebulous word that he’s considering the idea but still has to read the latest version of Grahame-Smith’s screenplay.

It comes on the back of whispers that he may no longer be considering Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children as his follow-up to the recently wrapped Big Eyes, and could be on the hunt for something else. Still, until there’s an actual announcement, it’s all still just Hollychatter.

If it does comes together, Michael Keaton will no doubt be happy to work once more with his old friend, as he’s been positive about revisiting the ghost with the most for years now. Channelling his younger days might give Burton a boost as well, after the relative underperformance of Dark Shadows and the charming Frankenweenie.


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Depends which way they go
Beetlejuice was a haunter. He did that to great effect in the first one. is that all he is going to do again? The underworld lloked like a fun plave to be. They need to get it right! More

Posted by pgmark at 12:45 on 24 October 2013 | Report This Post

maybe HE should write it. More

Posted by Darren47 at 16:17 on 22 October 2013 | Report This Post

Frankenweenie WAS channelling his younger days ...
... it's based on an early short, as you well know, Empire (and it's underrated too. The cat poo jokes alone are worth the time). In these super-boring, ultra-conservative times the last thing we need is more retro and more looking backwards because 'creativity is risking'. Well, John Carter and Battleship were really uncreative and look what happened there. What's really risky is treating the audience like they're stupid cattle who'll eat whatever you give them. Beetlejuice 2 could be fresh, bu More

Posted by Nicky C at 15:39 on 22 October 2013 | Report This Post

Hackjob written by a hack
It's not a coincidence that what was easily the worst Burton film ever was written by a certain Seth writes-in-crayon Smith. More

Posted by TheSwede at 08:53 on 22 October 2013 | Report This Post

Michael Keaton needs more work - get it done. Need to see more of him on the big screen! More

Posted by dctuck at 08:14 on 22 October 2013 | Report This Post

sweet
This would be amazeballs. Love a bit of Keaton and would be great to see him back as a Beetlejuice! Such a great performance in the original. More

Posted by hermes16 at 01:27 on 22 October 2013 | Report This Post


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