In an interview with EW Seth Grahame-Smith said that Beetlejuice 2 could begin filming by the end of this year. Grahame-Smith is writing and co-producing the film and said that few drafts of the script are already completed and that Winona Ryder is definitely returning for the film. He also noted that he has “received interest from all the principle players”.
“I’ve emailed with Michael Keaton,” he said. “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.”
He added, “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 sh*t my pants in front of the entire world making a sequel to one of my favorite movies.”