Update: A rep reached out to Showbizspy (the original source of the announcement) and stated, “Tim Burton did not confirm ‘Beetlejuice 2’ as the movie is not in development. Tim’s focus is entirely on Miss Preegrine’s Home For Peculiar Children set for a September 30 2016 release and developing Dumbo.”
It’s almost 28 years to the day since Tim Burton’s wildly imaginative and bitingly witty horror/comedy Beetlejuice hit theaters and fans have been craving more of “the ghost with the most” ever since. From the brilliant score by Danny Elfman to the Oscar-worthy performance of Michael Keaton as the title character, the movie has become a beloved classic that still deserves all the praise heaped upon it.
While rumblings have been going for a while about a sequel, including a supposed confirmation from Winona Ryder, there hasn’t been a serious green light. That all changes today as Tim Burton has confirmed himself that not only is Beetlejuice 2 confirmed to move ahead, it’s also bringing back Ryder AND Keaton!
Burton tells Showbizspy the following:
The film is a go and has been approved by the Warner Bros. team, we have talked with the cast members we wanted for the film and they are all on board, this includes both Winona and Michael. We have the script in hand everything is in place all we need to do now is get ready to start filming.
No further details were released but this is AMAZING news and I’m beyond excited! If it’s even half as charming as the original, I’ll be happy! I just seriously hope that they keep the practical FX that they did in the first film. To this day, all those visuals make me smile and feel totally immersed in that supernatural phantasmagoria!