Winona-Rider-InsertThough she can’t talk about it, the fact that Ryder is in talks to make a sequel to the late 80s comedy ‘Beetlejuice’ is more than entertaining to hear. The original film, directed by Tim Burton in 1988, is still a classic to this day. Ryder told The Daily Beast in a recent interview, “I’m kind of sworn to secrecy,” adding “But it sounds like it might be happening.”
The idea of another Beetlejuice movie isn’t new, earlier this year it was suspected that Burton was in talks with Michael Keaton (who played the original Beetlejuice) to get the entire gang back together for a sequel. At the time, the movie-script was written by Seth Grahame. The new story according to Ryder’s interview, “It’s not a remake,” Ryder said. “It’s 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later.” Ryder takes pride in the original film, stating, “That’s one of those movies where little kids stop me,” adding, “I’m so associated with it. I think it gave me my career. I was such a weird looking kid.”
As for coming back, Ryder stated that it would depend on Burton and Keaton’s involvement. The original movie even won an Academy Award (Best Makeup) and grossed over $73 million.