Back in the eighties, Tim Burton had three big hit movies that rocketed him onto the Hollywood A-list: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, and of course, Batman. There’s been talk of a sequel to Beetlejuice for decades, and the rumors have been swirling again this summer, so could another Beetlejuice actually get made one of these days?
Apparently rumors hit the press again that Beetlejuice 2 could indeed be up and running soon. As The Hollywood Reporter tells us, Tim Burton is “in talks” to direct a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg. But there’s a few bugs that need to be ironed out.
The Reporter says Burton hasn’t read the script yet, and Michael Keaton’s involvement in the movie “is up in the air at this stage.” Not to mention Burton’s got another movie he has to make first, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, which is an adaptation of a gothic young adult novel.
It would certainly be interesting to see Keaton and Burton return to Beetlejuice after all these years, but it’s clearly nowhere near a done deal. As we all remember from the movie, all it took to unleash Beetlejuice was to say his name three times, except these days, it’s clearly going to take much more than that to bring him back.