Tim Burton’s ‘Beetlejuice’ May See a Sequel

Film & Animation / September 8, 2011

Michael Keaton in Beetlejuice

Michael Keaton in Beetlejuice

There’s no disturbed and dark director that is more beloved than Tim Burton.

And among some of his chief film productions (Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas), Beetlejuice is one of the most memorable.

The film, released in 1998, starred Michael Keaton as the titular character.

The plot centered on a ghost couple (played by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) who devise plots to get an irritating family out of their home. The film also starred a young and gothic Winona Ryder, marking her first commercially successful film.

Now, there’s talk of a “Beetlejuice” sequel.

Writers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith recently signed a two–year feature production deal with Warner Bros, according to Deadline. Though nothing is set in stone, it seems as if the duo is in talks to push forward a “Beetlejuice” sequel.

Katzenberg is perhaps professionally best known as a director and writer for the MTV television show The Hard Times of R.J. Berger, as well as a director for the new series, Awkward.

Grahame-Smith is more successful on a literary scale, as the author for the popular and plot-bending Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and  Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.

He was put on Burton’s radar when he was tapped by the famed director to write the script for the upcoming gothic opera, Dark Shadows.

And in case you were wondering, yes — Johnny Depp is going to play the main character for Dark Shadows.

The team are calling their new venture Katzsmith Productions. In an interview with Deadline, Grahame-Smith says that the aim of the company is to make comedies as inspired by the movies they loved growing up. It seems they have a number of projects lined up already.

If their past work is any indication, any upcoming films should be top notch.


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Yohana Desta
Yohana Desta
Yohana Desta is currently obsessed with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, everything Dave Grohl does, and listening to Arctic Monkeys on repeat.




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