Tim Burton says 'nothing is out of the question' with Beetlejuice 2
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Tim Burton says 'nothing is out of the question' with regards to Beetlejuice 2.
Over the past few months, rumours have been circulating that the acclaimed director would be returning for the reboot of the 1988 cult classic.
For those of you who don't have a clue what we're talking about, check out the trailer:
The original comedy-horror starred Michael Keaton as the eponymous ghoul, who is contacted by a recently deceased couple to scare off the new inhabitants of their old home.
Earlier this year, it was announced that a sequel was in the works, much to the delight of fans, with Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B onboard.
But despite Burton claiming recently suggesting that he would not be getting behind the camera again, he now seems to have had a change of heart.
Speaking to Deadline at the Lumière Festival in Lyon, France, over the weekend, the Edward Scissorhands director said 'nothing is out of the question'.
"I only know if I’m making a film when I’m actually on the set shooting," the 64-year-old told the outlet.
"I try to go back to the root of everything. It springs from a seed and then it grows, rather than out of these statements. I am working on ideas and things but it’s all very early days."
Adding: "We’ll set how it goes. How’s that for a none answer."
As well as Burton's potential return, questions have also been raised as to whether the movie could see him reunited with one of his favourite actors: Johnny Depp.
However, while a Google search of the film had suggested the 59-year-old had been cast in the upcoming film, it would appear that that's no longer the case - even if it ever was.
According to IMDB, the sequel will be arriving sometime in 2025, and that Arrested Development's Will Arnett will appear as the Jersey Devil, while Stranger Things' David Harbour – no stranger to acting alongside Ryder – will play a 'struggling real estate agent'.
As for the plot, the site's listing states: "The original cast and crew plus new additions return when Beetlejuice is found homeless in the netherworld.
"He takes it upon himself to travel back to the mortal world seeking comfort, only to find the Maitland house has blown up due to a gas leak, leaving our beloved characters without a humble home to share the love.
"In search of guidance, the crew travels down to the Netherworld only to find there's a new sheriff in these parts, The Jersey Devil (Will Arnett)."
Over the years, there's been a lot of talk about whether we will ever see a sequel, but it finally seems as though things are coming together.
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