The age of 80s movie remakes & sequels continues.
There have been some rumors about a Beetlejuice sequel being in the works, but now it’s officially happening.
via Showbiz Spy:
Rumors really started heating up Aug 11, 2015 after Winona Ryder was a guest on the Late Night With Seth Meyers show and when asked about a possible sequel she led everyone to believe that the film is a go after talking with Tim Burton though this was never confirmed. Winona said: “I think I can confirm it,” started Ryder. “It was very hush-hush top secret … but then (Tim Burton) was doing some press for ‘Big Eyes’ and and he did an on-camera interview and he said, ‘Oh yeah, we’re doing it, and Winona’s going to be in it.’ … If he said it, I can say it.” Even though Michael Keaton himself said shortly after the interview that he has not heard anything about it yet.
Ok, fast forward to the now and ShowbizSpy finally got a comment from Tim Burton himself on the movies future. Tim: “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.” SCORE ONE FOR THE GOOD GUYS!
Tim would not give any insight to how the film will play out and the script is being held like Fort Knox as it should be. All we know is that there will be a lot of fans both young and old that are going to be happy campers for sure!
We have faith in Tim Burton to craft an excellent story. Let’s all hope the execution is up to par.
Update: Somebody’s lying.
In a statement given to MTV News, Burton’s rep confirms that the movie is not in development and that the director did not in fact provide a statement to Showbiz Spy.