It may have been 27 years since the release of the original, but last night on Late Night with Seth Myers, Winona Ryder confirmed that the long-in-the-works sequel to Beetlejuice is finally happening. In a press interview leading up to the release of his last film Big Eyes, director Tim Burton claimed that the sequel was definitely happening and that “Winona was going to be in it“, culminating in Ryder confirming the news on her chat show appearance last night.
In a 2014 interview, Michael Keaton confirmed that he too was looking to reprise his role, claiming that if Burton was back on board, “it’s going to be hard not to be back in“. After an aborted screenplay in the nineties by Kevin Smith, called Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian, the current incarnation is reportedly being written by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, although no updates on that screenplay have been released since last year.
Winona Ryder will next be seen in new HBO mini-series Show Me A Hero, whilst Tim Burton’s next directorial outing is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, starring Eva Green, which is set to hit cinemas in March 2016. You can check out Winona Ryder’s interview on Late Night With Seth Myers here.