It seems like every week there's word from Hollywood that yet another classic movie is being eyed for a potential reboot. And just in time to welcome you back from your Labor Day holiday, Deadline reports that Warner Bros. Studios is setting up a reboot/sequel of the Beetlejuice franchise with producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith.
Of course this means that the 1988 original will be completely ignored, and in its place will be a glossier version filled with the most up-to-date technology and, most likely, a cheesy 3D gimmick. Katzenberg and Grahame-Smith are getting a pretty sweet deal to simply rehash a story that was told two decades ago.
The 1988 Tim Burton directed classic featured grotesque humor and a memorable performance by Michael Keaton, so we’ll have to be patient as the choices for director and main stars begin to slowly trickle down over the next few months/years in order to gauge if this new Beetlejuice will be something more than a cash grab.