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Michael Keaton Excited About Beetlejuice 2

Screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith has confirmed that Michael Keaton is excited about reprising his title role in the anticipated sequel to ‘Beetlejuice,’ Coming Soon is reporting. Grahame-Smith is planning on penning the script for Tim Burton, who posed to direct the next installment to his popular 1988 horror comedy film. When the writer was asked how close ‘Beetlejuice 2’ is to becoming a reality, the writer said “It’s a reality in the sense that I met with (Michael) Keaton last week.”

Keaton has been wanting to film a ‘Beetlejuice’ movie for 20 years, Grahame-Smith also said. “He’ll talk to anybody about it who will listen. I really told him, I have a huge reverence for (Tim) and a huge reverence for that film in general,” the writer added. “I don’t think we should do it if we s**t on the legacy. He agrees.” The certainty of the film “remains to be seen,” but Grahame-Smith has a couple of story ideas.

Grahame-Smith added that ‘Beetlejuice 2,’ which, like its predecessor, would be distributed by Warner Bros., is “a priority for (Tim).” He added that the sequel will have to wait until he’s finished scripting two other films. “Right now, I am writing an animated movie for (Tim) based on an idea of mine. Then I adapt ‘Unholy Night’ (based on the upcoming book). The third I am hoping is ‘Beetlejuice’ in terms of writing schedule,” Grahame-Smith also said.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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