Producers Assure Everyone that Beetlejuice 2 Will Include Keaton

Have you been losing sleep over the upcoming “Beetlejuice” project that’s being kicked around over at Warner Bros.? Concerned that Michael Keaton won’t have anything to the movie? Producers David Katzen­berg and Seth Grahame-Smith — the latter of whom wrote “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” — are assuring everyone that the production won’t go down with him. They’re also insisting that the project is NOT a remake, which, if nothing else, is good news.

Here’s what else they had to say:

When Warner Bros. came to us about it, we said the only way we’d do it if we got Tim [Burton’s] blessing and involvement, and we got that, and the star of the movie has to be Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, and it’s a true continuation 26 years later. Not just throwing him in as a cameo going, “Hey, it’s me. I endorse this movie.” We’re not there yet [with Keaton] because we don’t have a film to present to him.

“Beetlejuice” was one of my favorite movies growing up, and while a sequel seems entirely unnecessary, it would be interesting to see Keaton reprise his role after all these years. Here’s hoping he won’t return without a decent script.

Via : Entertainment Weekly