Tim Burton might just be returning for Beetlejuice 2
It's looking like Beetlejuice 2 is going to bring both Michael Keaton and director Tim Burton back...
The story so far on the sequel to Tim Burton's Beetlejuice. When the film proved to be a brilliant, surprise hit for Warner Bros in 1988, plans started then to put together a sequel. The idea that was being followed at the time was Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian, which would have seen Michael Keaton back in the title role, and Tim Burton back to direct.
A screenplay for that was put together, but for whatever reason, the project never want forward. Beetlejuice 2 was packed in ice. Then, more recently, it was revealed that David Kazenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith (the latter of whom worked on Tim Burton's recent movie, Dark Shadows), were working on a new script for Beetlejuice 2. At that stage, Tim Burton was not named as the director of the project.
At the moment, Burton is putting together his Margaret Keane biopic Big Eyes, and is set to make Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children for 20th Century Fox. But SchmoesKnow reported earlier in the week that Tim Burton was also now looking to direct Beetlejuice 2, and this news has now been confirmed by other sources. It really looks like this time, it might just be showtime.
Michael Keaton would take the title role once more if negotiations go to plan. With a bit of luck, Danny Elfman will sign up to do the score too.
Once this is all 100% confirmed, we'll let you know.
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