Warner Bros. has conscripted Mike Vukadinovich to write a new draft of the film. Vukadinovich is still a newcomer to Hollywood. His only completed film credit is “Rememory,” which was released over the summer. He is also signed on to write “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” based on the Disney theme park ride based on the film “The Wind in the Willows.” He also wrote “The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto,” and is signed on for “The Phantom Tollbooth.” All of these projects are in various stages of development.
“Beetlejuice” was the 1988 comedy directed by Tim Burton about a recently-deceased couple who want to get rid of the people who bought their house. When they make a deal with a “bio-exorcist,” all hell breaks loose. Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin played the couple, with Michael Keaton taking on the title role of Beetlejuice. It also starred Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara, and Winona Ryder.
Burton and Keaton have talked about making a sequel for years. Neither of them have officially signed on for anything. But they are currently working together on Disney’s live action “Dumbo.”
Given the cult status of the original, it is unknown whether Warner Bros. would move forward without both of them.
Deadline also reports that Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg would produce the film if it goes forward.