If you say the name three times, will it appear? "Beetlejuice 2" doesn't roll off the tongue quite as easily as plain old "Beetlejuice," but momentum appears to be gaining for the movie just the same.
Tim Burton and Michael Keaton both are reportedly likely to return for the sequel to the beloved supernatural comedy, which became a box office hit and a cultural touchstone 25 years ago.
The original paved the way for Keaton and Burton's pairing on "Batman" and "Batman Returns." Given how those movies helped inspire the modern era of comic-book filmmakers, could this sequel be a demented commentary on the current state of Hollywood?
The answer will be held in part by "Pride and Predjudice and Zombies" novelist Seth Grahame-Smith, who has been writing the script for the new film. Grahame-Smith wrote Burton's "Dark Shadows" adaptation as well as the Burton-produced "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," along with David Katzenberg.