Tim Burton Returning to Direct BEETLEJUICE 2
A sequel to Tim Burton's Beetlejuice has been in development for awhile. The script for the movie was written by Seth Grahame-Smith, author of the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and the screenplay for Dark Shadows. The last we heard, the project was a top priority for Warner Bros. and Burton. Michael Keaton was even excited about reprising his role!
Now according to a source at Schmoes Know, Keaton will return as Beetlejuice and Burton is looking to direct it, which has kind of been the case all along. I always assumed Burton would direct the sequel anyway, and apparently he was even thinking about dropping out of his Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children project set up at 20th Century Fox to do it. He shifted his schedule around, though, and is going to end up making both films.
I guess the biggest news here is that the movie is still moving forward with the two major players we want involved with the film. I loved Keaton as Beetlejuice, and it will be amazing to see him back in the role! I'm also happy to hear that Burton was willing to make any schedule adjustments he could to bring us this long-awaited sequel.