Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetle … wait … Is the “ghost with the most” returning? Reports on a sequel to the 1988 cult film have gone back and forth, but according to original star Winona Ryder, “it sounds like it might be happening.”
The 42-year-old actress, who played goth teen Lydia Deetz, recently opened up to the Daily Beast about the highly speculated “Beetlejuice 2,” and it looks like things are finally falling into place.
Revealing that she’s “kind of sworn to secrecy,” Ryder did confirm that the potential new movie will NOT be a remake. “It’s 27 years later,” she explained. “And I have to say, I love Lydia so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later.”
Ryder’s involvement in the film is a relief for “Beetlejuice” fans -- especially after script writer Seth Grahame-Smith teased his Twitter followers in October that the role of Lydia had already been filled … by Ben Affleck.
With Michael Keaton set to reprise his role as Beetlejuice and Tim Burton in talks to return as director, Ryder is now interested. Despite the role of Lydia Deetz being dear to her heart (she was just 17 years old in the movie), the actress told the Daily Beast she would “never go near [a sequel] if it was not Tim and Michael. Because those guys, I love.”
So far the only confirmed scoop on the movie comes from Grahame-Smith, who reassured fans that his script won’t be an “overblown big ‘Beetlejuice Saves The World’ type of story.” The writer wants to stay true to the original movie, making the sequel less modern and family-friendly and “a little more dangerous.”
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