Beetlejuice 2 is the one of the most anticipated upcoming films. The first film opened in cinemas in 1988 and it is still attracting new fans by the day.
Now cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos has teased out some of the story details and theme of the insanely creative Tim Burton’s sequel to the comedy-horror film.
The Wrap reported that Zambarloukos said: “At its heart ‘Beetlejuice ’ is a story about a family. And now it’s 30 years later and what are the intricacies and the human condition in keeping a family together all that time set in the craziest world possible? That’s why I choose projects. That human connection for me is always at the forefront.”
Beetlejuice 2 will continue the personal stories of the Deetz family, with Jenna Ortega cast as Lydia’s daughter.
Jenna Ortega and Tim Burton are not the only two people connecting the Beetlejuice 2 and Netflix’s Wednesday.
As Screenwriters Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who also worked with Burton on Wednesday as co-creators, writers, and executive producers, have ben rumoured to be writing the screenplay for Beetlejuice 2.
Both Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton are confirmed to reprise their roles of Lydia Deetz and the titular bio-exorcist himself, while Catherine O’Hara will return as Lydia’s stepmother Delia Deetz.
Production for Beetlejuice 2 is said to have begun in London on May 10, 2023.
The film is also being produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B company.
“Beetlejuice 2” hits cinemas Sept. 6, 2024.
Michael Keaton said to Empire about a conversation with Tim Burton. “We both agreed, if it happens, it has to be done as close to the way we made it the first time. Making stuff up, making stuff happen, improvising and riffing, but literally handmade stuff, like people creating things with their hands and building something. F–kin’ great. It’s the most fun I’ve had working on a movie in — I can’t tell you how long.”
Beetlejuice original film – SPOILERS ALERT
Beetlejuice was a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Tim Burton. The film is known for its unique blend of dark humor, fantasy, and horror elements. The story revolves around a recently deceased couple, Adam and Barbara Maitland, who find themselves trapped as ghosts in their own home. When a new family moves in and begins to renovate the house, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away, but their efforts prove ineffective.
Desperate for help, the Maitlands come across a mischievous and eccentric “bio-exorcist” ghost named Betelgeuse (pronounced “Beetlejuice”), played by Michael Keaton. They hire him to scare the new family away, but soon realize that Betelgeuse’s methods are far more chaotic and dangerous than they anticipated.
The film is notable for its creative visual effects, quirky characters, and darkly comedic tone. It stars Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis as the Maitlands, Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, and Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz, a goth teenager who can communicate with ghosts.
Beetlejuice received critical acclaim upon its release for its originality and visual style. It was a commercial success and has since become a cult classic. The film’s success led to an animated TV series and various merchandise. Additionally, it inspired a Broadway musical adaptation that premiered in 2019. The character Beetlejuice, with his distinctive striped suit and wild hair, has become an iconic figure in popular culture.