Beetlejuice 2 Is Now A Possibility With Brad Pitt’s Plan B

There are reports that Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B lines up to pave a clearer possibility in making Beetlejuice 2 happen.

Based on news from it hasn’t gone through the greenlight committee of Warner Bros yet but chances are better now.

Now, more than in the past decades since the Beetlejuice movie, the possibility is getting better for the sequel.

Beetlejuice 2 Is Now A Possibility With Brad Pitt’s Plan B

With Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, inc. willing to make Beetlejuice 2 happen, this has a better chance right?

Furthermore, adds that Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder will be reprising their roles as Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz, respectively.

Once greenlit, the project could even start the ball rolling as early as June this year.

In a 2019 interview with, composer Danny Elfman shared

No, you know, oddly, he (Director Tim Burton) has not mentioned it to me. The last… a year ago, I saw Michael Keaton, and he mentioned ‘So, we’re doing Beetlejuice 2?’, and I said ‘Well, you’d know more than I do.’ And I’ve heard nothing about it since.

Yeah, projects will be in development for quite a long time. So I think it is something that has been in development for a few years, but I don’t know where it is in that process. I’m always the last one to hear, believe me.

Often, I’ll hear about whatever movie Tim is doing, it is kinda funny, because he’ll call me and he’ll say ‘Danny, I’m doing such and such a film, would you like to come on board?’, and I’ll already have read about it in Variety two weeks earlier. So I’m not the first one to hear about things, let me put it that way.

Beetlejuice 2 Is Now A Possibility With Brad Pitt’s Plan B

Beetlejuice 2 Is Now A Possibility With Brad Pitt's Plan B

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Apparently, rumors about having a Beetlejuice 2 have been around since 2015.

Certain aspects of the production did not pan out well at the time and Warner Bros announced shelving it again.

But the fact that Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder are still on board with the idea is another spark to the flame.

October last year, writer and producer Seth Grahame-Smith shares

It’s funny, when I had met with Tim about it last, and we’re talking about five years ago at this point, the reason that it’s so hard to get going is because so many people love it and because there are 10 million ways to get that sequel wrong and four ways to get it right. It’s such a very fine needle to thread that I certainly like didn’t get it there, on the script side. I didn’t thread the needle. There are things that were cool and some interesting ideas. I’ve certainly emotionally moved on from it and just said, “If it happens someday, it happens.

Grahame-Smith adds

Michael Keaton is just as relevant as ever and, and Tim Burton is just as relevant as ever, but you have to have both of those people excited about something to do it. I couldn’t get it there personally, as a writer, but maybe somebody else can.

Beetlejuice 2 Is Now A Possibility With Brad Pitt’s Plan B

Beetlejuice was a huge commercial hit in 1988 generating $74.8M in the Box Office record from a $15M budget.

Not only that, the movie is also a critical success.

It won in the 61st Academy Awards for Best Makeup, got nominated for Best Visual Effects in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Beetlejuice also won Best Horror Film and Best Make-Up at the 1988 Saturn Awards with nominations for Tim Burton’s Direction, Michael McDowell and Warren Skaaren’s Writing, as well as Best Supporting Actor for Michael Keaton, Music for Danny Elfman and the movie’s Special Effects.

And many other nominations and awards to its belt.

Beetlejuice 2 Is Now A Possibility With Brad Pitt’s Plan B

Beetlejuice 2 Is Now A Possibility With Brad Pitt's Plan B

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Over the years, about 34 years to be more specific, generations of audiences around the world has enjoyed Beetlejuice.

We all remember the group dancing around the dinner table right?

Even just a photo of that scene somehow lets us play the song in our heads.

It can be truly daunting to create a sequel of a film that has gained the classic identity with fans loving it with nostalgia.

Like what Grahame-Smith has said, there are a million ways to do it wrong.

There is still hope because director Tim Burton, Michel Keaton and Winona Ryder are on board.

With Ryder even saying through back in July 2017

…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. That’s one of those movies where little kids stop me, I’m so associated with it. I think it gave me my career. I was such a weird looking kid. I would never go near [a sequel] if it was not Tim and Michael, because those guys, I love.

We truly hope that when a sequel does get a green light and does happen, it would be for the right story and with the right people in front and behind the camera.


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