Beetlejuice Sequel In The Works

Writer and producer pair David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith have just inked a deal that includes a follow-up to Tim Burton’s 1988 classic that starred Michael Keaton as the enigmatic ghoul Beetlejuice. The original Beetlejuice starred Michael Keaton in the title role, alongside Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Winona Ryder in her breakout performance. The film centered around a newly deceased couple who employ a ghost (Beetlejuice), in order to rid their home of it’s new and alive inhabitants.

The hit film spawned an animated children’s series but plans were in the cards for an early 90’s sequel tentatively titled Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian. Director Tim Burton was attached to that project as well before the film failed to develop beyond an initial screenplay. There’s no word yet whether or not Katzenberg and Grahame-Smith plan to utilize any of the story elements from that lost screenplay. Grahame-Smith is one of the screenwriters for Burton’s current project Dark Shadows, which stars Johnny Depp as a vampire searching for love. Although details are slim, it is confirmed that the upcoming Beetlejuice project is indeed a sequel to the 1988 movie and not a reboot.