Any more Juice left in the Beetle?


I think it was in an issue of Premiere that I first read that Warner’s were interested in doing a sequel to “Beetlejuice” [1988]. Alas, that “Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian” plan [supposedly the ghost with the most was going to be surfing alongside flesh-less ghouls] never eventuated. Today, a belated update or sorts…

While talking to Celluloid Shockers, Glenn Shadix, one of the stars of the original films, said there are plans afoot at last.

“Michael is now interested in doing a sequel, with Tim proposing to produce. They’re currently looking for a script and YES, I’d love to be involved. We’ll see what happens as the script develops, so I’ll know.”

That’s Michael Keaton and Tim Burton by the way. Both of which dearly need a hit…

Before making Batman, director Tim Burton and star Michael Keaton teamed up for this popular black comedy about a young couple (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) whose premature death leads them to a series of wildly bizarre afterlife exploits. As ghosts in their own New England home, they’re faced with the challenge of scaring off the pretentious new owners (Catherine O’Hara and Jeffrey Jones), whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an affinity for all things morbid. Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance "bio-exorcist" who’s got an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. The film is a perfect vehicle for Burton’s visual style and twisted imagination, with clever ideas and gags packed into every scene. Beetlejuice is also a showcase for Keaton, who tackles his title role with maniacal relish and a dark edge of menace.

Thanks to Dark Horizons