Michael Keaton in Talks for Beetlejuice 2!
Back in October, we reported that Beetlejuice 2 won't move forward unless Michael Keaton will return as Beetlejuice. Screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, who is co-writing the sequel with David Katzenberg, revealed recently that he recently met with Michael Keaton about Beetlejuice 2. Here's what Seth Grahame-Smith had to say below, although it seems he won't start working on the script after he finishes a few other projects.
"It's a reality in the sense that I met with Michael Keaton last week. We talked for a couple of hours and talked about big picture stuff. It's a priority for Warner Bros. It's a priority for (producer) Tim (Burton). Right now, I am writing an animated movie for Tim based on an idea of mine. Then I adapt Unholy Night [based on the upcoming book]. The third I am hoping is Beetlejuice in terms of writing schedule."
"He'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 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."