BEETLEJUICE 2 is Actually Moving Forward and it Has a New Writer
Over the past few years, there's been a lot of talk about a sequel to Tim Burton's classic film Beetlejuice. It looked like it was actually really close to happening in 2016. In one day Tim Burton said that film was ready to start shooting and then a few hours later said it wasn't in development. We haven't really heard anything regarding the movie since, other than Michael Keaton saying, "it's possible that ship has sailed."
Now today it's being reported that Warner Bros. is putting Beetlejuice 2 back into development and they've hired Mike Vukadinovich (Rememory) to rewrite the script that was originally written by Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).
Burton is currently working on Dumbo for Disney, so maybe Warner Bros. is looking to get Beetlejuice 2 into a place of development where Burton can jump on board and direct when he's done with Dumbo.
There are currently no deals in place for Burton or Michael Keaton to return, but both of them have said they would love to do it if the script was in the right place. If Burton Jumps on board you can bet that Keaton will follow. There was also talk of Winona Ryder possibly being a part of the sequel as well. With her popularity rising with Stranger Things, maybe that will happen.
I'm a fan of Beetlejuice and I actually wouldn't mind seeing a sequel of the original gang jumped back on board to do it. If that actually happens, we might actually end up seeing a great sequel!