I don’t know if this actually increases the likelihood of a Beetlejuice sequel, but two of the stars are on board if Warner Bros. feels like putting it together. Moviehole asked Michael Keaton about his interest in a follow-up to the 1988 Tim Burton horror comedy at a press junket for Toy Story 3, to which the actor responded:
“Oh, I’d do that in a heartbeat… Absolutely. That’s the one thing I’d love to do again.”
Likewise, co-star Geena Davis responded in the affirmative (“I would do that!”) to a similar inquiry last month. The idea of a sequel has been bandied about for some time (there’s even a script titled Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian floating out there somewhere), and doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility. Good to know Keaton won’t be an obstacle if your fingers are crossed. Hit the jump for a synopsis and trailer of the original.
Here’s the synopsis for the 1988 Beetlejuice via Amazon:
Before making Batman, director Tim Burton and star Michael Keaton teamed up for this popular black comedy about a young couple (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) whose premature death leads them to a series of wildly bizarre afterlife exploits. As ghosts in their own New England home, they’re faced with the challenge of scaring off the pretentious new owners (Catherine O’Hara and Jeffrey Jones), whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an affinity for all things morbid.
Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance “bio-exorcist” who’s got an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. The film is a perfect vehicle for Burton’s visual style and twisted imagination, with clever ideas and gags packed into every scene. Beetlejuice is also a showcase for Keaton, who tackles his title role with maniacal relish and a dark edge of menace.
And the trailer: