In 2016, news of a Bettlejuice remake excited and confused fans. Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton, and Tim Burton have all expressed a desire to reboot Bettlejuice for the 21st Century, but nothing more; still, this led many to believe a film was actively in the works—but it wasn’t. Nonetheless, rumors of Beetlejuice 2 ran so rampant, many believe a new movie featuring the infamous “Bio Exorcist” is imminent.
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Well, it might not happen anytime soon, but it looks like Warner Bros have finally gotten serious about bringing a Beetlejuice sequel to fruition. To that end, they’ve hired a new writer to pen a script.
EXCLUSIVE: Mike Vukadinovich will rewrite Beetlejuice 2 at Warner Brothers, a project that has been long gestating as a re-pairing of Tim Burton and Michael Keaton. No deals are anywhere near done with Burton or Keaton but Deadline hears that the two — who are currently working on Dumbo at Disney — have been excited at the thought of collaborating on a sequel. Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions would produce this one.
Obviously, the project is still in its infancy, but we’ll be following news of Bettlejuice 2 closely in order to bring you updates as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for the 1988’s Beetlejuice below.
Official Synopsis: After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose “help” quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.