Buckle up, because we’ve got a battle of the trades underway. Earlier this week, Jeff Sneider in The Ankler newsletter reported that Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, took over producing duties on the long-gestating sequel, Beetlejuice 2. Sneider specifically mentions there’s no greenlight, but also that the movie could “go before cameras as soon as this summer”. A day later, though, Deadline butted in to say that they don’t have a script, or anyone officially attached, and that the project remains in “early development”, which seems rather further away from “filming this summer”.
While this is the first movement on Beetlejuice 2 in a while, we’ve been here before and nothing has come of it. Place your bets, folks, on whether or not you think the long-fabled Beetlejuice 2 will actually happen this time. In the positive column, it looks like both Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton would be available to work this summer. In the negative column, though, is that thing about “no script” and “early development” and “no greenlight”. So will the momentum generated by Plan B be enough to get a production up and running? Or are we just being teased again?