Tag Archive: Sequel

Beetlejuice - the sequel??There! I said it three times, and it may actually work!

According to MTV News, Tim Burton is considering filming a much wanted sequel to his 1988 hit Beetlejuice.

No word yet as to whether it would be a direct sequel to the earlier film starring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryder, but Burton has asked Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter scribe, Seth Grahame-Smith to put some ideas together for a script:

“If you have some idea about it, go for it, and then I’ll look at it freshly.’ In the past, I tried some things, but that was way back when. He seemed really excited about it.”

Grahame-Smith hasn’t turned anything in yet, but Burton is confident that should the right script be developed, Michael Keaton would be up to the task.

“Michael was so great in it. I’m sure he’d strangely tap right back into it.”

That’s not to say that all this is going to happen any time soon. Tim Burton is a very busy man – he’s finishing production of Dark Shadows (Release date: 11 May, 2012), updating his much beloved Frankenweenie as well production duties on Abraham Lincoln, it could be a while before he gets around to Beetlejuice, but the thought that it’s on his mind is soooo exciting.


“Just check them all off till later. Next year, we’ll take a look at them like Santa’s list. I’ll tell you yes or cross them off the list.”

Please keep Beetlejuice on the list! Please! If ever there was a movie that deserved a sequel, it’s Beetlejuice.  Pretty Please?

Via: MTV News

In news only slightly less shocking than finding out that Twi-hards and their moms are excited about the latest Eclipse trailer, Dreamworks has announced that the sequel to the mega-popular How to Train Your Dragon will hit theaters in 2013.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 - Coming in 2013Do you need some help picking yourself off the floor?

Given that HTTYD had grossed $375 million dollars since it’s release date on March 26th, $15 million just last weekend alone, it only makes sense for Dreamworks to build this into their latest kid friendly franchise

“2010 is off to a strong start, thanks in large part to the performance of How to Train Your Dragon, which – having grossed nearly $375 million to date in worldwide box office – has become DreamWorks Animation’s next franchise. We plan to release the sequel theatrically in 2013,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation. “3D continues to have a tremendous impact on the industry at large and we are now looking forward with great anticipation to bringing Shrek Forever After, the final chapter in our beloved Shrek series and the first in 3D, to audiences across the globe next month.”

The Shrek franchise netted Dreamworks roughly billions of dollars, it looks like their banking on HTTYD to be the Nightfury that laid the golden egg, and take it’s place as resident money-maker. So long as Chris Saunders & Dean DeBlois are onboard, I’m there for at least one sequel.

What do you think?

Via: Movieweb