Movie News: Warner Bros Keen on Keaton for BEETLEJUICE 2

Written by Kris Heys Friday, 28 October 2011

Movie News

Early last month we reported that Warner Bros are at long-last getting serious about a sequel to the Tim Burton classic BEETLEJUICE. While there was no word on Keaton's involvement, we pointed out just how enthusiastic the actor has been to reprise the role in the past, and rightly pointed out they'd be fools to attempt it without him.

Seems like we needn't have worried, as writer Seth Grahame-Smith has announced that the movie will not go forward without Keaton onboard:

"When Warner Bros. came to us about it, we said the only way wed do it if we got Tim's blessing and involvement, and we got that, and the star of the movie has to be Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, and its a true continuation 26 years later. Not just throwing him in as a cameo going, 'Hey, its me. I endorse this movie."

So that's Burton in, a true sequel concept confirmed, and they're pursuing Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice. Colour us very happy indeed. But let's not get to ahead of ourselves, the actor has yet to sign on since the screenplay is still being written...

"Were not there yet because we dont have a film to present to him."

Let's hope writer/producers Seth Grahame-Smith can bang out a worthy script to the 1988 original, it's all that stands in our way of seeing The Ghost With The Most back on the big-screen.

Thoughts? Share 'em with your fellow readers in the Comments below or on Twitter @Starburst_Mag


Suggested Articles:
This past weekend brought some good and bad news for those eager to see Jason Momoa’s Aquaman fly
Following the film being announced earlier this year, Legendary Entertainment’s Detective Pikachu
He may have been deprived of going full-on Two Face back in the day, but Billy Dee Williams is to fi
New sci-fi thriller Solis has begun shooting for four weeks at Yorkshire’s GSP Studios. Directed
scroll back to top

Comments  

 
0 #1 sophiea iqbal 2011-11-05 23:51
i cant wait to see this movie when it comes out, and althought i dont like to get my hopes up, I AM SOOOOO EXCITED!

With Michael on board, i know this will be great. And you go Burton!
Quote
 

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner

      
      
 
...
 
 
...
 
 
 
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144