I feel like we’ve been talking about a sequel to Beetlejuice almost as long as we’ve been talking about Ghostbusters 3. Still, both projects seem to be moving along nicely now, and recently writer Seth Grahame-Smith talked a bit about his approach to bringing back the ghost with the most as well as his directorial debut, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and more.
As per THR:
“Grahame-Smith says he is rejecting the idea of rebooting the movie with a new star in favor of bringing Michael Keaton back in a sequel set in the present day. He also took Keaton’s “less is more” advice with the character, noting that in the original Beetlejuice doesn’t appear until almost the midpoint.”
Grahame-Smith also says hopes to start filming his directorial debut, an adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, this year! Also on the busy man’s plate… an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Things They Left Behind with Greg Berlanti for CBS and other movies, including a possible Gremlins reboot, another project called Last American Vampire, which takes the character on a Zelig-like journey from Jack the Ripper to the Hindenburg disaster to the Kennedy assassination, and producer Dan Lin is working with Grahame-Smith on adapting King’s It.
Talk about a busy year! Look for more on all these projects soon.