Tim Burton Considering 'Beetlejuice' Sequel

The director also believes Michael Keaton would reprise his title role for a sequel written by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg.
Tim Burton is considering directing a second Beetlejuice movie
Tim Burton is considering directing a second Beetlejuice movie
Back in October, Beetlejuice 2 screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith said that he had the blessing of original Beetlejuice director Tim Burton. Today we have news that Tim Burton may come back to direct Beetlejuice 2. Here's what the filmmaker had to say, when asked if he was considering Beetlejuice 2.

"Yes. I love that character, and Michael (Keaton) is so great in it. I always think about how great and fun that character was, so I just said to (writer) Seth (Grahame-Smith), 'If you have some idea about it, go for it, and then I'll look at it freshly.' In the past, I tried some things, but that was way back when. He seemed really excited about it. I told him to try some stuff, but he hasn't come back to me yet. Michael was so great in it. I'm sure he'd strangely tap right back into it."


Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg came on board to write Beetlejuice 2 back in September. The project is still in early stages of development, but the prospect of getting Tim Burton and Michael Keaton to reunite for the sequel is quite intriguing.

Beetlejuice 2 is in development and stars Michael Keaton. The film is directed by Tim Burton.



Sources: MTV

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Comments (34)

  1. Ashton Culbert

    Brilliant! Let's see Music By Danny Elfman..Check, Helen Bohnam Carter in a major role..Check, Johnny Depp somehow will be in it?...Check...every goth and wannabe dark teen ruining it by wearing shirts and listening to the music and crowding the thearthers saying Tim Burton and Danny Elfman are the s***..Check...cant wait!!

    2 years agoby @Ashton-CulbertFlag

  2. Alan Solares

    Enuff maybe's! Give us information when the movie is official.

    2 years agoby @Alan-SolaresFlag

  3. Sean

    @movie-nut
    You're welcome.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. Major Tom

    @themoviefanatic Excellent point, I hadn't quite thought of that. I just fear for the overall quality of a sequel of a movie that came out so long ago. Of course, I loved Tron: Legacy, so some hope is reserved for this. But very little.
    Thank you for the polite conversation!

    2 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  5. Sean

    @movie-nut
    Why are you comparing those movies ? The reason for that is because when you watch Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows, you're thinking about the first Sherlock Holmes movie. That can automatically make anyone think differently about it then the original movie. That's why when i watch sequels to movies, i don't think or try to remember the previous ones, i just watch the movie and enjoy it for what it is. Then when the movie is over i compare them and decide, which one i thought was better then the other one, or in other words which one i liked more then the other one.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Major Tom

    @themoviefanatic Well, I'll use Sherlock Holmes as an example again. In the first Holmes, the slo-mo analysis of the fight scenes was fresh, original, and fun. In Game of Shadows, however, I felt it really only worked the last time, at the end of the movie. The same goes here, but EVERYTHING in Beetlejuice was fun and fresh. And knowing Burton's recent film history (I'm looking at Alice in Wonderland), this just wouldn't be as good anyway.

    2 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  7. Sean

    @movie-nut
    What do you mean by "making it feel gimmicky" ?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  8. Major Tom

    @themoviefanatic Because a sequel would ruin the fun and make it feel gimmicky. It's actually one of the small gripes I had about Sherlock Holmes 2.

    2 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  9. Sean

    @2movieguys
    No, it's just a sequel to Beetlejuice 24 years later.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  10. CelluloidDreams

    A Sequel to 'Sequel' to 'Beetlejuice' 24 years laters!?.

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. ROFLitschristian

    Chances of a good sequel: 0 to 1. There's no way we'll manage to get back everything and everyone from the first. Even if we did, there's the chance this would be awful. I oppose. Leave me with my beloved original copy.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  12. Sean

    @movie-nut
    If Beetlejuice is so much fun, then why woudln't you want a sequel ?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  13. Nicholaus XX

    Let's hope this one doesn't follow through. I'm so sick of horrible, rehashed movies.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  14. Major Tom

    ...Why? Beetlejuice is so much fun! We don't need a sequel!

    2 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  15. Gandoff

    I would love to see this. I wonder how it will be done though, considering Beetlejuice was the villain in the movie, but "hero" in the long running animated tv show....

    2 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  16. Sean

    @SherlockHolmes2009
    Well said. That's very true. I cannot see anyone else playing that role, but Michael Keaton playing it.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  17. Sean

    @felipe-11
    Johnny Depp doesn't really seem like the right choice for that role.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  18. SherlockHolmes2009

    If Keaton dont come back its gonna be sh*t. No one can top what Keaton did with Beetlejuice

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  19. Replicant

    Surprised he doesn't want to replace Keaton with Johnny Depp.

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  20. moviegeek

    Gag. Hate this movie.

    2 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  21. thedude-abides

    Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  22. Sean

    @xenon56
    You think Beetlejuice 2 will be out by 2014 ?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  23. TheDude1

    Like the idea as long as Michael Keaton comes back also.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  24. Xenon

    Beatlejuice, Beatlejuice, Beatlejuice

    I would say it'll be in 2014 if it happens. Besides Michael needs to do something good for a change, I've tried watching his other films and I didn't like them.

    2 years agoby @xenon56Flag

  25. thrashnasty190

    I agree with everyone, if those 2 return I'm definitely down.

    2 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  26. SpaceCowboy

    Beetlejuice is a Burton masterpiece. I'm not really into there being a sequel. Although, with a sequel coming out then maybe we can finally get a proper Beeltejuice DVD/Blu-ray release. One with at least a commentary.

    2 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  27. Stiles

    Just do it already! Burton hasn't made a great film in years - so I'd like to see a return to form with this. And as a bonus, Keaton would require less make-up budget nearly 25 years on!

    2 years agoby @stilesFlag

  28. slysnide

    Intriguing only in the sense that it'll be intriguing to see where this goes. But coming back after 24yrs would be hard and threatens to fall into line with other such letdowns.

    2 years agoby @slysnideFlag