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Burton: ‘Beetlejuice 2 depends on strength of script’

September 30th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Tim Burton has been talking about the much-rumoured sequel to what still stands as one of his best movies, the ghost with the most, Beetlejuice…

Burton, doing the press circuit for his reboot/remake of his much-loved short, Frankenweenie, Burton was asked if we’d ever see the sequel and, being Burton, he managed to give a positive and negative response all in one, saying he’s basically just hoping for a good story first: “Right now, the writer is writing something and I have no idea when it’s coming; I have no expectations.

“I didn’t give him too much direction because I want to try to not have a lot of preconceived ideas about it. Sometimes you want to be surprised. But I love the character and if it’s a good script, then great. But there’s no point really for me thinking about it until I see it.”

Michael Keaton has so far not made any comment on his interest in returning, although he has always been a big supporter of the idea, however, Winona Ryder, who played Lydia Deetz in the original, a young girl who could see and contact the dead, has said: “I’ve heard it’s being written, but that’s all I know. So yeah … I guess it would be great if it happens.”

So Burton and Ryder are confirming it’s in the works, and while this by no means says it’ll happen, it does mean it has a real shot…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….