Beetlejuice 2 Could Still Be Happening
Just in time for Halloween, Beetlejuice 2 has picked up some new life at Warner Bros.
Mike Vukadinovich is rewriting the horror comedy, a follow-up to the 1988 feature that starred Michel Keaton as a bespoke ghost that tries to drive a family from their new home. Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Winona Ryder also starred in the Tim Burton-directed feature.
The sequel has been in development for a long while, but no deals have been made yet with Burton or Keaton. Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are set to produce through their KatzSmith Productions.
Vukadinovich is the scripter behind the Sundance sci-fi drama Rememory and also co-wrote the Mr. Toad's Wild Ride movie in the works at Disney. He is repped by Verve.
Keatonites (possibly) rejoice. By the time this thing (possibly) gets released, it will be 30 years since the original hit screens and I was a dopey three-year old. Alec Baldwin definitely doesn't look like his petrified counterpart and my boy Keaton has had a major (and well-deserved) resurgence of stardom again so getting folks back on this absolutely great train of cinematic entertainment has me all ready to eBay purchase shit like this:
or for some very odd reason, I want to listen to Paul Simon's Graceland album (Shem The Pen doesn't). I always associated that with Beetlejuice, don't ask why but my mallable three year old brain made that connection for some weird reason. That and that smooth ass bastard, Harry Belafonte.
But, really, what does a "new writer" get us? Just more talk, no results. I've been waiting for some traction on that damn Gambit movie for like three years now, and still nothing (note: ohh shit, there is an update!) No card slinging Cajun and no paranormal Michael Keaton. That creepy dick sleazeball Harvey Weinstein is gone now, can we get some of these movies rolling? Let's get something concrete.