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Warner Bros. Making Beetlejuice 2 with the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author?

Tim Burton's Beetlejuice is one of the world's most perfect movies, but does it really need an additional installment? Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith apparently thinks so, and he's developing a new version with his producing partner David Katzenberg (son of Jeff). The new Beetlejuice film, which Deadline describes as Beetlejuice 2, is not a remake — rather, it's a reboot that advances the story. Whatever that means. This reboot/sequel is reportedly part of a new two-year production deal that Grahame-Smith and Katzenberg signed with Warner Bros. [Deadline]

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I don't think Beetlejuice is all that great, but that is my own opinion based solely on a ) my mild dislike of Michael Keaton as an actor and b) my severe critical streak of the work of Tim Burton. The older I get, the less I like them. The only ones I like to watch now are Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride, and Batman and Beetlejuice, but not too often.

That said, as with everything Tim Burton, it's so choke full of his own style that a sequel to it without his involvement would be a disaster. Unless maybe if they get the director of Nightmare Before Christmas to do it.