Sunday, March 18, 2012

Video: Seth Grahame-Smith Plans to Write "Beetlejuice 2" This Year

Collider spoke to writer Seth Grahame-Smith this weekend at WonderCon. The screenwriter and novelist is keeping very busy, but stated that he plans on writing the first draft of a sequel to Beetlejuice this year. Here's a video:

Beetlejuice is hopefully the third thing I’m gonna write this year. I’ve met with Tim about it, I’ve met with Michael Keaton about it. There’s a lot of goodwill to want to do it from both of those guys; Tim from a producing aspect and Michael from returning to the character. Again, it’s on me. It’s whether or not I can come up with a script that’s worthy of them jumping back in.”

He continued: “I have a rough idea of what it’s gonna be. However—I should stress this—it’s not a remake, it’s not a reboot, it is a true sequel with Michael Keaton as the title character Beetlejuice. The thing that Tim and Michael and I all agree on, and is most important for me is, I don’t wanna be the guy that destroys the legacy and the memory of the first film; I would rather die. I would rather just not make it, I’d rather just throw the whole thing away than make something that pays no respect and doesn’t live up even close to the legacy of the first film.”

Grahame-Smith elaborated on applying a real-time time-frame to the sequel: “This will be a true 26 or 27 years later sequel. What’s great is that for Beetlejuice, time means nothing in the afterlife, but the world outside is a different story.”


deadhearts666 said...

I'm excited and nervous at the same time. :s Let's pray Tim does it right.

Anonymous said...

Didn't he already write it? It's called Dark Shadows 1...right?