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?
Although it wasn't a perfect comedy, Beetlejuice was a lot of fun when it hit theaters, and really cemented Tim Burton's directing career, taking him over to blockbuster territory with the 1989 Batman.
The film was about seven weeks away from principal photography, and Tom Cruise, by all accounts, was not happy with his character or the script in general.
It's odd to think that one screenwriter worked behind the scenes on movies like Top Gun, Beetlejuice and Batman - and managed to come up with the unforgettable title "Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Beetlejuice 2 has been stuck in development hell since the initial success of the first film twenty-two years ago. Not a record for development delays, but certainly somewhere near the top of the list.