Beetlejuice Sequel To Be Set In Present Day And Bring Back Michael Keaton According To Screenwriter

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While there hasn’t been much official information in regards to the Beetlejuice sequel, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith has just confirmed a couple things about the film. Unlike the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, which is starting over with a brand new cast, Grahame-Smith has rejected the idea of rebooting Beetlejuice.

Buried in a piece about Grahame-Smith in The Hollywood Reporter, the entertainment news site notes that director Tim Burton picked Grahame-Smith to write the long-delayed Beetlejuice sequel. According to their report, Grahame-Smith is “rejecting the idea of rebooting the movie with a new star in favor of bringing Michael Keaton back in a sequel set in the present day.”

So it looks like there will be quite a time jump between when Beetlejuice ended and when the new sequel kicks off. It also appears that while Grahame-Smith wants to bring Keaton back, he won’t be overusing the actor in the film.

Grahame-Smith is reportedly taking Keaton's "less is more" advice with the Beetlejuice character. He noted that in the original Beetlejuice film, the title character doesn't appear until almost the midpoint.

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    • wheelwork
    • 2154 Posts in 18 Months

    Does anyone really care about Bettlejuice?

  1. Absolutely. That world has a ton of untapped potential. The cartoon just scratched the surface.

  2. How could anyone not care about beetlejuice? It's a classic. The cartoon was great too. Both very creepy and funny.

    • ant
    • 1 Posts in 16 Months

    No no one cares about Bettlejuice but we do care about Beetlejuice

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