It’s enough to make you scream with delight.
It’s been a year since reports circulated about a sequel to the classic 1988 horror-comedy Beetlejuice, and little has come down through the grapevine since then. Until this week.
Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the much-in-demand Jenna Ortega (Scream VI, Wednesday) is in talks to join the returning Michael Keaton in the title role and Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz. Ortega reportedly is circling the role of Deetz’ daughter.
Nothing has been confirmed at this point, but production on Beetlejuice 2 is expected to start in late May or early June. Tim Burton is expected to return in the director’s chair, working from a screenplay by Mike Vukadinovich (based on earlier scripts from Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg).
The original Beetlejuice–directed by Burton and written by Michael McDowell and Warren Skaaren–follows Adam and Barbara Maitland, a married couple who pass away and decide to haunt their Connecticut house.
When Charles and Delia Deetz–and daughter Lydia–move in, the Maitlands hire a “freelance bio-exorcist” named Beetlejuice to scare away the newcomers.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Beetlejuice 2.