Tim Burton has stated that he will only make a sequel to his 1988 comedy, Beetlejuice, if the script is right.
In May 2012, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith said that he was working on a screenplay for a second Beetlejuice film. Burton and Grahame-Smith worked together on 2012’s Dark Shadows, and the writer revealed that the movie would be “a true sequel with Michael Keaton as the title character.”
Burton told Vulture, “Those were fun characters, but I’d have to see what the script was like and if it was worth doing – I can’t just make it because it’s one of the worst ten movies of the year! The first two films I did, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and Beetlejuice, made the ten worst movies of the year lists. Then, years later, people said they were my best movies. What? So if those were my best, I’m in real trouble.”
Talking last June, Burton noted that he would love to bring Beetlejuice back to the big screen, stating, “That’s, like, one of my favorite characters I’ve ever dealt with … I would love to revisit that character at some point.”
Burton was also asked whether his films were intended for children, to which he responded, “Even if I wanted to analyse it, I’m not going to make everyone happy. It’s easier when you’re starting out and people don’t really know what you are.”
“But then you become a thing, and that’s not really what you want. I never really targeted my films for kids.”
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