Tim Burton has touched base on the status of long-gestating sequel Beetlejuice 2, confirming once again that the film is on the verge of entering production.
According to the eclectic filmmaker, a script has been written and a cast has been cast – namely Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton – with the production klaxon being the final domino yet to fall. Speaking in an interview with ShowbizSpy, Burton revealed that the horror-comedy is all but confirmed at this point.
“The film is a go and has been approved by the Warner Bros. team, we have talked with the cast members we wanted for the film and they are all on board, this includes both Winona [Ryder] and Michael [Keaton]. We have the script in hand everything is in place all we need to do now is get ready to start filming.”
It’s been close to three decades since Michael Keaton donned the make-up and wicked smile as Betelgeuse – AKA the ghost with the most – and now Tim Burton has gone on record to reveal that, yes, Beetlejuice 2 is coming.
Originally released in 1988, Warner Bros. has since drafted in David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith to pen a script for the new film, and though it’s easy to be skeptical that Beetlejuice 2 can recapture even a shred of the charm from the cult original, with Burton, Keaton and Ryder all on board, we’re instantly curious.
Beetlejuice 2 is looming on the horizon, but after 28 years have lapsed, can the sequel conjure up a box office surprise? Time will tell.