Are the spirits lining up for this one?
Back in March it was reported that a sequel to Tim Burton’s 1988 classic horror-comedy Beetlejuice was in the works, with Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice) and Winona Ryder (Lydia Deetz) set to reprise their roles.
Nothing has been heard since, but this week, The Direct reported that Catherine O’Hara has also signed on for the proposed sequel. Her involvement has not been officially confirmed as of this time. O’Hara played the part of Delia Deetz in the original film.
Burton will also return to direct and produce the feature from a screenplay by Mike Vukadinovich (based on earlier scripts from Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg).
The original Beetlejuice–helmed by Burton and written by Michael McDowell and Warren Skaaren–follows Adam and Barbara Maitland (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis), a married couple who pass away and decide to haunt their Connecticut home.
When Charles Deetz (Jeffrey Jones), his wife Delia (O’Hara) and daughter Lydia (Ryder) move in, the Maitlands hire a “freelance bio-exorcist” from the Netherworld named Beetlejuice (Keaton) to scare away the newcomers.
The film–a critical and commercial hit–scared up $74 million on a $15-million budget and earned an Academy Award for Best Makeup.
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