Could it be true?! Is Seth Grahame-Smith really finally working on the script for ‘Beetlejuice 2’?

For a couple decades now, talk about a sequel to the 1988 film ‘Beetlejuice’ have been circulating and in September 2011, Warner Bros. actually signed Graham-Smith and  David Katzenberg to write the script. Since then, the much-in-demand scribe has been very busy with other projects such as writing the script for ‘Unholy Night’  as well as putting the finishing touches on Fox’ ‘Fantastic Four’ film.

But on Wednesday, the scribe tweeted this little bit of fan fun:

Whether it was Grahame-Smith wearing the suit or not, the caption, “It’s Showtime” with the black and white suit in front of a blank Apple computer screen speaks volumes.

In March of 2012, Grahame-Smith did reveal that he had a meeting with both Tim Burton and Michael Keaton and they were both keen on returning only if the script was good enough. No pressure there, right? As the writer explained:

“I think that you’d have to be an idiot not to be nervous about taking on something so beloved by so many people, myself included. Which is the precise reason why we told Warner Bros we would absolutely not even think about doing it without Michael Keaton reprising his role and without Tim’s involvement and we were lucky enough to get both men to agree in theory, provided the script was strong enough that they’d at least be open to it? So we’re proceeding slowly, cautiously and carefully.”

Grahame-Smith has also been emphatic about ‘Beetlejuice 2’ not being a remake or a reboot but will be a true sequel taking place 26 years after the first film.

It’s assuring to know that Graham-Smith is actually being careful with this beloved film since, for this fact alone, it will be the deciding factor as to whether or not Keaton or Burton will be involved. While his last two films, ‘Dark Shadows’ and ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ was met with mixed reviews, I’m really hoping that the writer will truly knock ‘Beetlejuice 2’ out of the ball park. After reading his novels, Graham-Smith seems to have that same dark edgy humor that seems to be associated with Burton which would be an important aspect of the film.

It may be a few more months before we hear more about this project, but fans can breathe a sigh of relief that we’re one step closer to seeing Beetlejuice…Beetlejuice…Beetle…