Of all the reboots, sequels and continuations on our “Please, Hollywood, make it!” movie wish lists, the rumored sequel to “Beetlejuice” is definitely near the top. And unlike other seemingly pie-in-the-sky projects, there are multiple reasons to believe we might eventually see a second chapter to Tim Burton’s delightfully dark and hilarious classic.
Seth Grahame-Smith is in the midst of writing a script commissioned by Burton, who is onboard with the project as long as Michael Keaton returns to his iconic role.
Because of our continued interest in seeing the sequel come to fruition and to theaters everywhere, MTV News asked star Winona Ryder if she had any inside info on the film.
“You tell me â€” I don’t know!” Ryder said from the Toronto International Film Festival, where she was promoting her film “The Iceman.” “I’ve heard from journalists, that’s how I found out, but I’m seeing Tim next week, and I will let you know.”
If Ryder delivers on that statement, she has plenty of pertinent questions we’d love for her to have answered.
“I’m trying to think about how that would work. Obviously I’m not [the focal point]; it’s got to be Michael. So is it happening?” she wondered. “It’s being written, but is it happening? Tim hasn’t confirmed it yet [officially].”
Burton has confirmed his interest in exploring a sequel, and if Ryder is interested as well, we’re guessing she could also be involved in some way via flashback or cameo, especially since frequent Burton collaborator Johnny Depp seemed plenty game to pop in a frame or two for fun. [MTV]