Roughly 24 years ago, a young director named Tim Burton made a significant mark with his second feature film, the dark comedy Beetlejuice, which also put actor Michael Keaton firmly on the map while winning an Oscar for its special make-up FX.
A few months back, it was reported that Dark Shadows screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith was working on the screenplay for a sequel and at the junket for Timur Bekmambetov’s adaptation of Grahame-Smith’s novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, producer Tim Burton spoke to ShockTillYouDrop.com about the prospects for a sequel to Beetlejuice, which he claims to be one of his favorite characters.
Here are a couple quotes from the video interview above:
“Seth is writing something, so we’ll see. I love the character but I want to just kind of look at it from a fresh perspective and see what he comes up with. That’s like one of my favorite characters I’ve ever dealt with. (Michael) is one of the first people I worked with who was so good at improv. That movie, I was very lucky to work with a lot of actors, like him and Catherine O’Hara, who were very good at improv, so that kind of set me on a whole new course. I would love to revisit that character at some point.”
Look for more with Burton, Grahame-Smith, Bekmambetov and the entire cast of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter later this week.