Earlier this year, we brought you the news here at iHorror that the ghost with the most was coming back once more to scare up some nostalgia in our lives. Well, we got the solid news from an Entertainment Weekly interview with Seth Grahame-Smith, who is writing the script, confirmed the sequel will definitely start filming most likely towards the end of 2015. It’s also been confirmed that, Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder are 100% set to bring the gothic tale of the not so recently deceased to another level as envisioned by returning director Tim Burton.
The Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith, sat down with EW and when was questioned about Beetlejuice had this to say:
“[Burton] was doing press for ‘Big Eyes’ right before the holiday, and was getting the ‘Beetlejuice’ question, and sort of tipped people off that Winona [Ryder] would be back. Which yes, she will be back,” Grahame-Smith told EW. “I think we landed on the right idea, landed on the right approach. It’s just now making sure that — for me — I don’t want to shit my pants in front of the entire world making a sequel to one of my favorite movies.”
“I’ve emailed with Michael Keaton. I know he’s excited about the idea,” Grahame-Smith said. “I know Tim is excited about the idea. Where it stands now is Tim’s got to get ready to make [‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’], and then hopefully we are set, deals are done, and we’re waiting in the wings ready to go right after ‘Peregrine’s’ wraps up. The ideal timeline is we’re really getting into it toward the end of this year.”
While there is no word on an official plot yet, but if Keaton and Burton are both pumped for what Smith is putting out there for the film, then clearly we should be as well. I can’t help but wonder if Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin will return as well. Thinking realistically, my guess is no; as “the dead” shouldn’t age and it’s been well over 25 years since the last film. But hey, this is magical Hollywood, and anything is certainly possible. Stay tuned to iHorror for the latest developments on this movie. Time to break out in a Belafonte dance people. Beetlejuice 2 is officially on it’s way!
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