Saturday, September 10, 2011

"Beetlejuice" Sequel Coming, and Another Stop-Motion Film?

Deadline reports that a Beetlejuice sequel will likely come into existence at some point. KatzSmith Productions partners David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith (author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, as well as the screenwriter for the film versions of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Tim Burton's Dark Shadows) have just signed a two-year first-look feature producing deal at Warner Bros., and one of their first projects will be a sequel to the 1988 comedy. Grahame-Smith will likely write the script for the sequel. No word on a projected release date as of yet.

Other projects that may be included in the deal are We Three Kings (an adaptation of Grahame-Smith's next revisionist novel about what the Three Wise Men were really up to on Christmas Eve), Bryantology (about a man who invents a religion based around himself as a tax loophole) and, most interestingly, Night of the Living, a stop-motion animated comedy about a town of monsters who find themselves besieged by an invasion of living humans, which Tim Burton himself might be producing with KatzSmith.


Marti said...

mmm, fine news!

Unknown said...

Check out this Danny Elfman and Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music box, totally a collectors item.

definitely bit of a nostalgic piece.

Anonymous said...

Another Beetlejuice movie should only be made if: 1. Tim Burton is directing; 2. Michael Keaton returns (and isn't "passing the torch" to a younger bio-exorcist; and 3. he "goes Hawaiian" as originally intended. Otherwise, DON'T MESS WITH BEETLEJUICE!!!!

deadhearts666 said...

Ohh how I would love to see another Beetlejuice, as long as it is his original script. As Anonymous said, "Beetlejuice goes Hawaiian". Very well put.