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Clues Beetlejuice 2 might be inching closer

Clues Beetlejuice 2 might be inching closer
Clint

We’ve been waiting for this “Beetlejuice” sequel since, well..this was in stores…

this was on TV….

and this was in cinemas…

Twenty-something years later, Warner Bros has dry-humped the “TRON Legacy” blueprint and potentially resurrected the ‘Ghost with the Most’ for a tardy sequel.

Now, the sequel isn’t the one mooted by Premiere magazine back in 1991 (“Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian”), so it will likely be pineapple and surfboard free, but if Michael Keaton’s in it.. we’re into it.

Writer Seth Grahame-Smith seems to have led the charge on the “Beetlejuice” sequel front. He’s the chap who wrote “Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter” and “Dark Shadows”, films of which Tim Burton is entwined with. Burton, being the director of 1988’s “Beetlejuice”, has developed somewhat of a creative crush on the scribe, so no surprise he’d agree to let him write a new Beetlejuice.
Much like, erm, “G.I Joe : Retaliation”, the plan for “Beetlejuice 2″ is that it be part sequel, part remake – combining the old (Michael Keaton) with the new (Connor Cruise?). At this stage only Keaton is loosely attached, which makes sense considering he plays the headlining spite, but there’s a good shot at Winona Ryder returning, and also Burton directing. And if Grahame-Smith can come up with a decent enough excuse for ghosts aging, we might even see Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis return – but that’s a long-shot. More chance of a colourful rainbow of colours littering the film frame, I’d think.

Though it was announced in 2011 that Smith was on writing duties, we’ve heard little since.

Over on his Instagram account, the writer posts an image that seems to suggest we’re inching closer to the film.

Grahame-Smith told SciFiNow a while ago that he’s quite nervous about following up such a beloved hit.

“I think that you’d have to be an idiot not to be nervous about taking on something so beloved by so many people, myself included. Which is the precise reason why we told Warner Bros we would absolutely not even think about doing it without Michael Keaton reprising his role and without Tim’s involvement and we were lucky enough to get both men to agree in theory, provided the script was strong enough that they’d at least be open to it. So we’re proceeding slowly, cautiously and carefully. What I will say is that we are not remaking or rebooting this movie, we are absolutely doing a 26 years later sequel, and more important than that, if we don’t feel like it does the first movie justice then I think it’s even better not to do it, so we’ll see.”

Hmmm…

Excited? Or should WB just, erm, give up the ghost?

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