Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Keaton, Davis Would Like "Beetlejuice" Sequel
Michael Keaton and Geena Davis recently said that if the opportunity ever came up, they would gladly take part in a sequel to Beetlejuice.
Keaton said: "Oh I'd do that in a heartbeat - absolutely, that's the one thing I'd love to do again."
He continued: "That's the only one I'd love to do."
Keaton then revealed that in 2005 he spoke to Tim Burton about the possibilities of Beetlejuice 2.
He said: "At one point, I had the conversation with Tim, saying 'I love this movie so much; I think there's one more in there somewhere.' And we both talked about it, and I think there was a script written once years ago that wasn't quite it. I would consider that, yeah, a lot. I would seriously consider that."
Geena Davis also said last month she would be keen to make a sequel to the movie.
She said: "It's funny, [another journalist] just asked me about a sequel to Beetlejuice - which, though I haven't heard anything about it, might be interesting. I would do that!"
The original Beetlejuice -- Tim Burton's second feature film -- came out in 1988. Wisely, Davis pointed out some technicalities that would exist with doing a sequel more than twenty years later.
Geena said: "Thing is, do ghosts age? Wouldn't we be stuck in the age we were? Alec [Baldwin] and I would have to look as we did then - who knows, maybe we could? I better get in touch with Tim Burton."
This of course does not mean that there will be a sequel to Beetlejuice -- just that two of its stars are still big enough fans that, if the event ever occurred, they would happily return to their roles.
In the early 1990s, an unproduced sequel for Beetlejuice was considered, but never came to fruition.