Sep 8, 2011

Pride & Prejudice & Beetlejuice

Warner Brothers has signed a two year, first look deal with writer Seth Grahame-Smith, the man behind such literary genius as Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.  The first project on Grahame-Smith's to-do list?  A sequel to Tim Burton's Beetlejuice.

I'd be far more upset about this if I thought there was a chance this might actually happen.

Let's be clear: This is more Grahame-Smith than WB and there are still rights issues to be worked out.  The proposed sequel is far from greenlit and there's lots to be done before this puppy comes anywhere close to reality.  Despite Michael Keaton and Geena Davis expressing some vague interest in reprising their roles, (go figure) it's not as if there's some huge underground fanbase that's clamoring for the ghoul's return.  Most of the reaction to this news has been decidedly negative, and unless Grahame-Smith can really knock the script out of the park, (which seems unlikely) this reeks of a project that's destined to die on the vine.

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