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Seth Grahame-Smith Talks ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel

Seth Grahame-Smith has been ramping up his appearances with the upcoming release of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. While making the rounds to promote the film, the author is also talking about his budding future in the film world and his plans to write a long-rumored Beetlejuice sequel.

He tells Shock Till You Drop that not only have discussions been ramping up for a sequel, but also original star Michael Keaton is very enthusiastic about returning to play the ghoul. Grahame-Smith says the project is “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 Tim [Burton]”. 

Given how Tim Burton is producing "Vampire Hunter" and has quickly taken Grahame-Smith unders his wing, there is a decent shot of "Beetlejuice" being said three times in the near future.

Grahame-Smith also notes that Keaton’s enthusiasm for the project is “huge” and that “he’s been wanting to do it for 20 years…I don’t think we should do it if we shit on the legacy.”

Much like it has been for the last 20 years, discussions are one thing and having a script in hand (which the project currently lacks, by Grahame-Smith’s own admission) is another. Get Tim Burton and Danny Elfman onboard and then we’ll believe the movie could see the light of day—if it even should.


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