BEETLEJUICE 2 Could Start Shooting This Year
According to screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, not only is Beetlejuice 2 going to happen, it could start filming by the end of this year. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Smith was talking about his current busy schedule and the subject of Beetlejuice 2 came up. Here's what he had to say about the project:
"I’ve emailed with Michael Keaton. I know he’s excited about the idea. I know Tim [Burton] is excited about the idea..
"… deals are done, and we’re waiting in the wings ready to go right after Peregrine’s wraps up. The ideal timeline is we’re really getting into it toward the end of this year."
Peregrine’s is referring to Burton’s current project Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Smith also has exciting casting information for the fans of the original movie. While talking about how scary it is to take on the sequel to a much-loved movie, Smith drops this little nugget of joy for us:
"One thing that will help though is, yes, Winona Ryder will be back as Lydia."
That's not new news, as Burton has announced that himself in a recent interview while making the press rounds for his Big Eyes movie. But it's cool that we'll actually get to see the further adventures of Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz as soon as 2016.
I am, like most of you reading this, a huge fan of Beetlejuice. So, I was able to breathe a great sigh of relief knowing that both Burton and Keaton are on board with what Smith has come up with. I truly believe that Burton would not do anything that would jeopardize how fans see one of his most famous characters.