Last month, we reported that BEETLEJUICE 2 may finally be making its way to production 25 years after the 1988 cult classic hit theatres. Original director of the horror-comedy hit, Tim Burton (EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, BATMAN) and his lead star Michael Keaton (BATMAN, BATMAN RETURNS) have both been reported to return for the sequel. The only question left on peoples lips was whether or not the wonderful Winona Ryder would be involved in BEETLEJUICE 2.
Now Ryder has confirmed in a recent interview that she would be interested in doing the sequel and it sounds as if she is pretty much locked so long as Burton and Keaton are involved. Ryder played Lydia, a Gothic teenager who moved into the haunted house, along with her father and step mother, still occupied by a recently deceased couple who call on the mischievous title character for help. You can read the interview with Ryder below:
‘I’m kind of sworn to secrecy, but it sounds like it might be happening’.
‘It’s not a remake,’ Ryder revealed. ‘It’s 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia [Deetz, Ryder’s teenage goth character] so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later’.
‘I would never go near [a sequel] if it was not Tim and Michael, because those guys, I love’.
The first BEETLEJUICE is an incredibly beloved film and the thought of a sequel may not go down so well especially after discovering that the script is written by Seth Grahame-Smith, the man responsible the widely panned ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER and DARK SHADOWS. We’ll have to wait and see how it turns out but any film with Ryder has already sold one ticket in my opinion, not to mention the fact that the brilliant Michael Keaton really needs to star in more films these days…
Source: The Daily Beast