Beetlejuice 2 was officially announced last year, but a sequel to the Tim Burton ghost comedy has been anticipated for much longer. Now, the project finally looks to be moving forward with a new writer attached to pen the script.
Mike Vukadinovich is said to be rewriting a script for the sequel, his only big credit to date being Rememory, starring Peter Dinklage and Evelyne Brochu. It’s an interesting choice considering the scale of the cult film’s following, but Warner Bros. must have some good reasoning behind the decision. The original was penned by Michael McDowell and Warren Skaaren.
Tim Burton and Michael Keaton are said to be excited for a potential return to the tale, though such news has not been confirmed; the pair are currently collaborating on the live-action Dumbo adaptation. After her resurrection with Stranger Things, Winona Ryder is also thought to be returning for number two, though, again, the film is progressing slowly.
With the ball rolling, information should begin to emerge at greater speed, perhaps including confirmation on the rumoured involvement of frequent Burton collaborator Eva Green. Keep a look out.