A photo surfaced on Facebook this morning [Sunday, March 27] of what looks like movie posters for a sequel to Beetlejuice, the 1988 cult classic film directed by Tim Burton.
Earlier this month, there were reports a script had been finalized, and original stars Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton were set to breathe new life into their old characters.
According to a representative for the filmmaker, none of it was true. Apparently, the information was based on fabricated comments from the director. It was confirmed to Entertainment Weekly: Beetlejuice 2, in fact, is not in development at this time.
Burton’s follow-up to the widely popular film centers on Beetlejuice, the rambunctious “bio-exorcist,” who is hired by a pair of ghosts—played by Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin—to evict a living family from their home. Ryder again plays the crew’s goth-attired, “strange and unusual” daughter, Lydia Deets.
Both the director and some of the lead actors have expressed a desire to revisit the movie over the last several years, but sadly, no plans have been finalized.