Seth Grahame-Smith wrote Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, a movie for which the teaser was just released earlier today. A while back, news came out he was in talks to write a sequel to Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, but info has been scarce until Grahame-Smith spoke with ShockTillYouDrop and gave an update on that film’s status.
When asked how close the project was to reality, the writer said he has a few more movies to write before he gets to the sequel, but revealed that he met with original Beetlejuice star Michael Keaton last week and apparently Keaton was very excited about the idea.
[Keaton’s] been wanting to do it for 20 years and he’ll talk to anybody about it who will listen. I really told him, I have a huge reverence for Tim [Burton] and a huge reverence for that film in general. I don’t think we should do it if we shit on the legacy. He agrees. So, right now, it remains to be seen, I have a couple of story ideas, but we’re very early out.”
Embarrassingly, Beetlejuice is currently on my list of shame, but I’m aiming to remedy that soon because we’re talking about it on the newest episode of The Not Just New Movies Podcast. I’ll be able to weigh in on this soon, but in the meantime, you guys sound off in the comments: is it a good idea to have Keaton reprise his role in a sequel? Would you be interested in seeing it?