Michael Keaton has shared a fascinating insight into the production of a sequel to 1988’s classic, Beetlejuice.
Speaking to Empire, the Spiderman: Homecoming actor revealed that he and Tim Burton [film’s director] are "doing it exactly like we did the first movie."
"[Burton] and I were talking about it years and years ago, never telling anybody. I said, ‘If it happens, first of all, we’ve both said we’re doing it many times. We both agreed, if it happens, it has to be done as close to the way we made it the first time,'" he shared.
Dishing on their plans for the horror flick, Keaton shared that the production will comprise "handmade stuff like people creating things with their hands and building something," while also promising "improvising" and "riffing" in a nod to the original.
"Beetlejuice is the most [expletive] fun you can have working. It’s so fun, it’s so great," the actor enthused. "It’s the most fun I’ve had working on a movie in I can’t tell you how long."
Keaton is set to reprise his role as the titular character, a bio-exorcist, alongside Winona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara.
Jenna Ortega, Justin Theroux, Monica Belluci, and William Defoe are also some new additions to the ensemble cast.
Beetlejuice 2 will open in theatres on Sep. 6, 2024.