Beetlejuice 2 has got some new life infused into it. This project has been under development in various ways for a number of years, yet, it has not yet become a reality. Warner Bros. is now ready to give another shot to it, and they have roped in screenwriter Mike Vukadinovich to write a fresh version of Beetlejuice 2 script. If it shapes well, we might see Tim Burton, as well as Michael Keaton, come back to join the sequel, however, we are still a long distance from all that. The good thing is that the film is actively being developed.
This fresh update has come from Deadline who reported about Warner Bros. readying a new script for Beetlejuice 2. This doesn’t mean that the film is definitely going to be made. The original movie’s director Tim Burton and the Beetlejuice lead actor Michael Keaton haven’t yet signed up any deal to make a comeback. However, they had earlier expressed their willingness for it. Last year Burton had said that he would be glad to make Beetlejuice 2 if the situation is conducive.
“It’s something that I really would like to do in the right circumstances, but it’s one of those films where it has to be right. It’s not a kind of a movie that cries out [for a sequel], it’s not the Beetlejuice trilogy. So it’s something that if the elements are right-because I do love the character and Michael’s amazing as that character, so yeah we’ll see. But there’s nothing concrete yet.”
The original Beetlejuice came out in 1988, and it was a hit grossing over $73 million globally. The film created a cult following, and that’s why there have been expectations of a sequel for almost three decades now. Not only that, recent years have seen Michael Keaton’s pull increase substantially among fans. Winona Ryder and Geena Davis have also confessed about their desire to make a comeback in the sequel. Therefore, it is obvious that Warner Bros. believes that the time is ideal for it. However, it is better to be cautious as of now.
Warner Bros. has been trying to put together the Beetlejuice 2 since as far back as the mid 90’s without any success. Initially, Kevin Smith was supposedly writing a sequel called Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian, although he didn’t do the project. After that, the story underwent several revisions. The last update was about Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg having written a draft that almost went into production, however, it also failed to take off. Now Deadline observed that the duo is still going to be onboard as Beetlejuice 2. However, the script that they wrote would certainly be revised.
He might not be a big name yet. However, Mike Yukadinovich has several top grade projects on his resume. He has earlier written Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride for Disney and his film Rememory was unveiled at Sundance this year which subsequently was bought over by Lionsgate. As per Deadline, Tim Burton and Michael Keaton share a good rapport and have been working on the Disney live-action film Dumbo together. Nobody knows for sure? In case Vukadinovich manages to write a good script then the film might just become a reality.