Say it three times, and it just might come true this time—Beetlejuice 2, Beetlejuice 2, Beetlejuice 2—because Deadline is reporting that Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as well as a screenwriter on Tim Burton’s upcoming Dark Shadows film, is making the script to Beetlejuice 2 a priority.
According to Deadline:
KatzSmith Productions partners David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith have just signed a two-year first-look feature producing deal at Warner Bros. While rights are still being worked out, one of their first projects is expected to be a sequel to Beetlejuice, the 1988 Tim Burton-directed hit that starred Michael Keaton as a ghoul hired by a recently deceased couple to drive the new owners out of their house… Grahame-Smith will write two scripts as part of the deal, and it’s a distinct possibility that Beetlejuice 2 will be one of them.
And, just to be clear, “the film will not be a remake; the intention is to reboot it by advancing the storyline of the original,” meaning that there is a chance Michael Keaton may be in line to reprise his most entertaining role. Can this news seriously get any better?
So, this is pretty much the most amazing news ever—if Burton signs on for this, my head may or may not explode, or do that cool spinning thing that Keaton did in Beetlejuice 1. “Don’t you hate it when that happens?”
What do you think about a Beetlejuice 2?