Late last year we learned that Seth Grahame-Smith - author of ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES - had been tasked with whipping up a sequel to Tm Burton's 1988 comedy BEETLEJUICE, or at least a new BEETLEJUICE film of some sort (Continuation? Reboot? Both?)
From THIS interview over at MTV, we now learn that not only is Grahame-Smith now actively mulling the project, but it's sounding like Burton and original star Michael Keaton may be coming along for the ride. The article provides a bit of interesting insights into several current Burton projects (the new FRANKENWEENIE and DARK SHADOWS pictures) and should definitely be checked out, but here's the specific snippet pertinent to a BEETLEJUICE revival.
MTV: Is it true that you're considering doing another "Beetlejuice" film?
Burton: 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 ["Vampire Hunter" 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.
MTV: Has he run any of his ideas by you yet?
Burton: No. 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.
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