Geena Davis Would Happily Die Again For Beetlejuice 2

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 10:10 am,

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The Ghostbusters are slowly but surely planning a return to active duty, so why not the self-proclaimed ‘Ghost with the Most’ himself, Beetlejuice.

One of the stars of Tim Burton’s cult hit from 1988, Geena Davis, has offered her services for a sequel – albeit in tongue-in-cheek fashion – during an interview with Moviehole while promoting her new film, Accidents Happen, in Sydney.

In Beetlejuice, the now 53-year-old Davis played one half of a recently-deceased couple, The Maitlands, who enlist the services of a “bio-exorcist” to get rid of the annoying family that has moved into the house they haunt.

Of course, Michael Keaton was the center of attention as the titular character, and rightly so;  his in-your-face comedic talents were in full flight, while Alec Baldwin (now a multi-Emmy Award winner due to his work on 30 Rock), played a straight-laced supporting role as Davis’ hubby.

Here’s what Davis had to say on the subject of Beetlejuice 2:

“It’s funny, [another journalist] just asked me about a sequel to Beetlejuice – which, though I haven’t heard anything about it, might be interesting … I would do that!”

A follow-up to Beetlejuice has been talked about for years. Jonathan Gems, who worked with Burton on the script for Batman (1989) was hired in 1990 to write the Beetlejuice 2 screenplay. The result was Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian, and featured the title character winning a surfing competition. Suffice to say, it never saw the light of day.

While excited about the thought of a Beetlejuice sequel – but maybe not one involving Hawaiian shirts and dead guys (it’s already been done!) – Davis did raise one concern she had with any potential  continuation of the story.

“Thing is, do ghosts age? Wouldn’t we be stuck in the age we were? Alec [Baldwin] and I would have to look as we did then – who knows, maybe we could? I better get in touch with Tim Burton”.

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With Burton re-imagining Alice in Wonderland using state-of-the-art CGI and 3D, he might now like to reconstruct Beetlejuice in photo-realistic CGI. The film’s undead world certainly lends itself to such technology.

And it would certainly solve Davis’ aging issue. If Robert Zemeckis could turn Ray Winstone into an Adonis for Beowulf, there is certainly hope for Alec Baldwin.

Personally, I’ve always wanted to see Beetlejuice team up with Regan from The Exorcist. Maybe a When Harry Met Sally-type love story?

What do you think – would you like to see Beetlejuice 2 happen, CGI and all?

Source: Moviehole

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  1. It would really suck if they made a subpar sequel to such a classic film, but I'm open to the idea if the original cast and crew want to return.

  2. Leave it buried. But if they were…. it should just be a movie made up entirely of previous Tim Burton movie characters. Micheal Keaton on double duty of course. Apes, Jack, Ed Scissorhands, Ed Wood… essentially Johnny playing everything else… with smatterings of Mars Attacks! aliens.

  3. Leave it buried. But if they were…. it should just be a movie made up entirely of previous Tim Burton movie characters. Micheal Keaton on double duty of course. Apes, Jack, Ed Scissorhands, Ed Wood… essentially Johnny playing everything else… with smatterings of Mars Attacks! aliens.

  4. I'm usually a big fan of sequels but I don't want a sequel to Beetlejuice. The first movie was good and they should just leave it at that.

  5. No sequel to this… please.

  6. Sequel – yes – if done right. And it could be.

    They would just have to do something totally unexpected.

  7. Hi im a massive fan of Beetlejuice and would love to see another film and the GGI stuff sounds like it would be amazing to see. Id go see it. Also id love to see winona Ryder back she could have her own family now in the film and she were she is mabe she has somone but beetlejuice tryes to brake them apart by scaring him mabe could be apart of the story anyway PLEASE MAKE ANOTHER TIM I RELLY DO THINK IT WOULD BE COOD TO SEE THE CGI also maybe have it in 3D TO !!! it would be fun and amazing to see it

  8. HAVE CGI ALSO HAVE IT IN 3D IT WOULD BE AMAZING id like to see it HAPPEN thanks

  9. I’m up for it! Anything that will bring Geena to the silver screen. I miss her.

  10. This would be good as long as all of the old actors come back. However I feel it would be better if it did not have CGI. I feel this film works better done in a “Wow that looks really fake but totally amazing” kind of way.

  11. I think the only people who should be brought back are the living characters – Beetlejuice, Lydia and her parents. Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis would have to be written off somehow, because it would be silly to see older ghosts of them. There is no way you can make them look as they did back then, especially not Alec Baldwin, he looks like a COMPLETELY different person now!

  12. It would be great if they made a sequel to Beetlejuice
    .I have been watching and waiting ever since I first watched Beetlejuice
    .If they are to make a sequel,I’d be awed.I have been waiting for as long as I can remember for a Beetlejuice 2

  13. Can’t wait for this, I’d love to see the cast reunite for a sequel!! One of the best movies ever and can’t go wrong when Tim Burton, Winona Ryder and Geena Davis are all a part of the project!! :) I’ve especially missed Geena