Hope for Beetlejuice 2 sprung from the hiring of author and screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith to write a screenplay around the time the scribe and Burton teamed together to make the big screen adaptation of Dark Shadows in 2012, but since that point, plans for proceeding with the sequel have not yet materialized.
Warner Bros has now apparently said "Beetlejuice 2" three times as it's learned Mike Vukadinovich is rewriting a Beetlejuice 2 script, which is eyed at repairing director Tim Burton with Michael Keaton. This sequel has been stuck in development hell for years and no one knows when it will see the light of day.
The original Beetlejuice was directed by Burton in 1988 and has become a cult favorite. The timing certainly seems to favor the production moving forward, given that Burton and Keaton reunited for the first time in 25 years to film the helmer's live-action version of Walt Disney's Dumbo. The original starred Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis as a ghostly couple who are miffed when a new family move into their home.
As recently as past year, Keaton seemed pessimistic about the possibility of a Beetlejuice sequel, saying in a 2016 interview that "it's possible that ship has sailed". Beetlejuice 2 may happen after all! The director later revealed a sequel wasn't officially in the works, but he was still interested in doing it.
If you somehow haven't spent the last twenty years watching Beetlejuice on every Halloween, the story follows Barbara and Adam Maitland who die in a auto accident, and find themselves stuck haunting their home unable to leave.