Beetlejuice Sequel in Works with Michael Keaton

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Beetlejuice fans: Ever wonder what the Michael Keaton alter ego has been up to after 26 years? Plans are in the works with the production team of Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg to resurrect Beetlejuice for a sequel. They promise they will not film a frame without not only the blessing, but the participation of Keaton.

Michael Keaton is Beetlejuice

“When Warner Bros. came to us about it, we said the only way we’d do it is if we got Tim (Burton’s) blessing and involvement, and we got that. The star of the movie has to be Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, and it’s a true continuation 26 years later,” Grahame-Smith told Entertainment Weekly. “Not just throwing him in a cameo going, 'Hey it’s me. I endorse this movie.'"

Individually, Grahame-Smith is the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (don’t miss our exclusive chat with Anthony Mackie on the filming of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). Katzenberg is the son of legendary film exec Jeffrey Katzenberg, but has successfully struck out on his own with reality programming and MTV’s Awkward and The Hard Times of RJ Berger.

Katzenberg and Grahame-Smith just signed a production deal at Warner Bros. and among the projects they are infusing life into is the Beetlejuice sequel. But, Grahame-Smith cautioned quickly, “We’re not there yet (with Keaton) because we don’t have a film to present to him.”

What do you think about a Beetlejuice sequel? Call Movie Fanatic crazy, but we’d love to see it.

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Beetlejuice Quotes

Adam: What are your qualifications?
Beetlejuice: Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the Excorcist 167 times, and it keeps getting funnier every single time I see it. Not to mention the fact that you're talking to a dead guy! Now what do you think!? You think I'm qualified?

Barbara: We're very unhappy.
Juno: What did you expect? You're dead.