Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Who knows how long I’ve been saying that hoping for a sequel to pop up (which didn’t need a Hawaiian theme).

Fortunately, we’ve gotten an update from scribe Seth Grahame-Smith who confirmed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly (via The Fan Carpet) that shooting is scheduled for the film later this year.

[Burton] was doing press for ‘Big Eyes’ right before the holiday, and was getting the ‘Beetlejuice’ question, and sort of tipped people off that Winona [Ryder] would be back. Which yes, she will be back, I think we landed on the right idea, landed on the right approach. It’s just now making sure that — for me — I don’t want to shit my pants in front of the entire world making a sequel to one of my favourite movies.

I’ve emailed with Michael Keaton. I know he’s excited about the idea, I know Tim is excited about the idea. Where it stands now is Tim’s got to get ready to make [‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’], and then hopefully we are set, deals are done, and we’re waiting in the wings ready to go right after ‘Peregrine’s’ wraps up. The ideal timeline is we’re really getting into it toward the end of this year.

Let’s be honest, this calls for a drink!

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