By Susan Shannon McCreadie
Tim Burton told MTV recently that a sequel to his 1988 film, “Beetlejuice” just might be in the offing. Currently working on a film version of “Dark Shadows” (starring Burton favorite, Johnny Depp) Burton told the screenwriter, Seth Grahame-Smith that if he had any ideas regarding a sequel he should give it a shot. Grahame-Smith is hard at work on the script and he has assured fans that no sequel will be considered if it doesn’t get approval from Burton. It also seems that no one wants this film without its original star, Michael Keaton, as the new plot picks-up with the same main character, exactly 26 years later.
Grahame-Smith may be best known for his Jane Austen-turned-zombie-hunter novel, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” which debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list. He is the writer of two films currently in post-production, involving Tim Burton: the Burton-directed “Dark Shadows” film, and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” on which Burton is producing. The only question now is, does Alec Baldwin know?