It’s showtime! Well, almost. Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B has taken on Beetlejuice 2, according to Deadline. This long dead project may soon be getting new life, though there is neither a director nor writer attached to the project yet, so no script is in place.
But there could be more. Empire is reporting that Michael Keaton, who played the titular bio-exorcist that terrorizes the living, and Winona Ryder, who played the young Lydia Deetz, would be returning for the project. Does this mean the sequel could have Lydia confronting the demon she almost married and then banished back to the Netherworld? Would it be like the animated series and they would go on adventures? If the news is true, then the nostalgia factor would be very high for this sequel. No word yet either if Tim Burton would be on board for the project.
One has to wonder if the success of Beetlejuice the musical (yes, it’s real, and yes, it’s actually got quite the following) has anything to do with the renewed interest in the franchise.
Beetlejuice wouldn’t be the only horror staple getting a sequel. Disney is getting ready to put out Hocus Pocus 2out on Disney+ and Halloween has gotten two reboot/sequels in the last few years.