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New 'Beetlejuice' will be a sequel starring Michael Keaton and not a remake
It was reported last year that Warner Bros was planning a sequel to Tim Burton's 1988 supernatural comedy "Beetlejuice," which starred Michael Keaton as the title ghost, but since then no further information has surfaced, until now.
Writer Seth Grahame-Smith -- who collaborated with Burton on "Dark Shadows" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" -- was drafted to write the screenplay, and it seems as if the project is finally moving forward.
Earlier this week, Grahame-Smith announced that writing has begun. He Tweeted a pic of his computer screen with a Beeteljuice doll in front of it, with the caption"It's showtime!"
According to IFC, Grahame-Smith says the script is “not a reboot or a remake, it’s a straight sequel with Michael Keaton returning as Beetlejuice. It’s a true continuation 26 years later."
Burton hasn't announced if he'll direct the film or not, but we should be hearing news fairly soon.
While there is no release date set, it seems likely that the studio would release the "Beetlejuice" sequel sometime in 2015.