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Winona Ryder (Literally) Rolls Her Eyes At Thought Of A New ‘Beetlejuice’!

I love this story so much it’s not even funny. As you may or may not know, nearly everyone in Hollywood plays the “PC” game, meaning, every answer they give is a load of horse sh*t. Winona Ryder doesn’t play that game.

This past weekend the cast and crew of Frankenweenie took to Disneyland in California to talk about the animated pic arriving in theaters October 5.

With both Ryder and Tim Burton taking part, it was only a matter of time until some fresh Beetlejuice talk hit the Web. While Burton is said to be part of the project (it’s unclear if he’ll direct), Seth Grahame-Smith, the screenwriter behind Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, is working on the current draft. Michael Keaton is also said be returning.

“At the Frankenweenie press junket in Anaheim on Sunday, a reporter enthusiastically told Winona Ryder that she was very excited for Beetlejuice 2 and hoped that Ryder would be in the movie,” says Flixist. “Ryder had just spent the fifteen minutes prior gushing about her emotional connection to all of her roles in Burton’s movies, with a particular emphasis on Lydia. Given that, you’d think she might be pretty enthusiastic about the new movie, or at least somewhat optimistic. Instead, her response was a heavy sigh, a roll of the eyes, and a “Yeah, that would be…great.

Tim Burton himself seemed more optimistic about the project, but was surprisingly hands-off about the whole thing. When asked about the project, he sounded somewhat uncomfortable and gave a non-answer. “Somebody’s writing a version, but I’m sort of…not making any preconceived ideas about it, and…not over-thinking something that I haven’t seen, so I’m just kind of keeping an open mind about it and seeing what comes.” Burton said that he is passionate about every project he goes into, so he could just have his mind on other work, but it seems odd for him to be quite as distant as he is. Thanks to BD reader Matthew R. for the tip.



  • Taboo

    I love the first Beetlejuice, but I’m not sure if a second one would be such a great idea.

  • Horror Guy

    Yeah, like her last film ‘The Letter’ was sooooo amazing. What a snooze fest.

  • djblack1313

    Horror Guy, maybe Ryder feels (like many people do) that a sequel or reboot would be an empty money grab. i don’t blame her for rather doing other projects. the same thing with the GHOSTBUSTERS sequel they are trying to do a million years after the last one.

  • Aaron Emery

    There is absolutely no reason for this sequel other than money, I’m pretty sure the last 24 years were perfectly fine without a Beetlejuice 2. Kinda like this winters upcoming A Christmas Story 2.

  • Zombie-Killa

    Ryder is still a very solid actress. Her character in Alien Resurrection annoyed the shit out of me, but more recently, she was pretty good in Black Swan and The Dilemma. Hope she returns for the new Beetlejuice.

  • Evil_Flip

    Id love to see a beetle juice 2 but maybe that’s enough? I mean I’d also love to see a new Snake Pliskin movie, that The Thing sequel that never got made, Evil Dead 4, House of Re-animator, Big Trouble in Little China 2 etc. But the ‘want’ for something, wondering how the story would/could go, who would star etc. is sometimes better than the real deal. I mean just look at how the starwars prequels, Indy 4 and diehard 4 turned out. Sometimes it’s better not get what you wish for. and those sequels have also kinda taken away a bit of the joy of the originals. I used to love starwars (as a whole) a lot more than i do now.

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