Back in October, we reported that Beetlejuice 2 won't move forward unless Michael Keaton will return as Beetlejuice. Screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, who is co-writing the sequel with David Katzenberg, revealed recently that he recently met with Michael Keaton about Beetlejuice 2. Here's what Seth Grahame-Smith had to say below, although it seems he won't start working on the script after he finishes a few other projects.
Michael Keaton is excited to return for Beetlejuice 2
"It's a reality in the sense that I met with Michael Keaton
last week. We talked for a couple of hours and talked about big picture stuff. It's a priority for Warner Bros. It's a priority for (producer) Tim (Burton)
. Right now, I am writing an animated movie for Tim
based on an idea of mine. Then I adapt Unholy Night
[based on the upcoming book]. The third I am hoping is Beetlejuice
in terms of writing schedule."
Seth Grahame-Smith also revealed how excited Michael Keaton was about return as the Ghost With the Most.
"He's been wanting to do it for 20 years and he'll talk to anybody about it who will listen. I really told him, I have a huge reverence for Tim
and a huge reverence for that film in general. I don't think we should do it if we shit on the legacy. He agrees. So, right now, it remains to be seen, I have a couple of story ideas, but we're very early out."
We also reported last month that Tim Burton is considering directing Beetlejuice 2, but nothing has been made official yet.
Beetlejuice 2 is in development and stars Michael Keaton. The film is directed by Tim Burton.