We haven’t heard much about ‘Beetlejuice 2‘ but director Tim Burton (‘Alice in Wonderland’,’Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’) has a small update on the film that should cheer up anyone who is dying to see Bettlejuice return to the big screen.
In a recent interview with Burton for his upcoming film ‘Big Eyes,’ it wasn’t long until Burton’s past work with Michael Keaton came up. Initially they asked if he had seen Keaton’s latest work ‘Birdman‘ and when the director admitted that he hadn’t, it also lead into more news about The Ghost with the Most!
To sum it up Burton states:
“It’s a character that I love and I miss and I miss actually working with Michael. There’s only one Beetlejuice. We’re working on a script and I think it’s probably closer than ever and I’d love to work with him again.”
With the film being closer than ever to being made, I think we all have reason to be excited! This is a concept that is ludicrous enough to work and not be annoyed about the length between the films. I mean most of us might be iffy on reboots such as ‘Ghostbusters’ (though the rumored axed script for a sequel sounded amazing!) but I don’t know many who aren’t excited about the upcoming continuation of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘. When done right these type of long overdue sequels can really catch an audience’s attention.
All of that being said, my one concern is that Keaton himself only a month ago said that “Tim Burton and I have emailed about it. We’re both in the same situation (of always being busy on other projects). Neither one of us gets tired of the conversation… Tim says he’s working on something, then goes away for a while. At some point, someone is going to say we really want to do it. You don’t want to f**k it up, so it has to be perfect.”
To me, that doesn’t look like they are fully done but a lot can happen in a month, especially if the latest script went to Keaton between that interview and the one that Burton just gave. I want to be excited for this one but it still feels far too early in the concept stage to get my hopes up.
If interested, you can watch the full interview below.
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