New Writer For BEETLEJUICE 2

Warner Brothers has tapped a new writer to try and bring Beetlejuice back to the big screen. The studio has hired Mike Vukadinovich to write a script that will bring the horror comedy back in a sequel to director Tim Burton’s hit 1988 comedy.

Michael Keaton starred in the original film as the titular freelance “bio-exorcist” ghost who tries to scare the new occupants of a home formerly owned by a recently deceased couple played by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis.

When the film hit big upon its initial release, the studio was anxious to get a sequel in development and had gone so far as to develop two separate scripts – Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian and Beetlejuice In Love. The sequel’s prospects died when both Burton and Keaton turned their attention to a sequel to their other collaboration – Batman Returns. In 2011, the studio decided to take a second run at a sequel, hiring Seth Grahame-Smith to work on a new draft.

As of now, Burton and Keaton are not attached to the project.

Via Hollywood Reporter.

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