September 8th, 2011
01:29 PM ET
Hollywood is reviving “Beetlejuice," reports Deadline, but don’t call it a remake.
Producer David Katzenberg and writer Seth Grahame-Smith plan to make a sequel to Tim Burton's 1988 hit through their newly formed KatzSmith Productions.
The duo reportedly plans to continue the original “Beetlejuice” storyline as one of their first projects.
Michael Keaton starred in the original as a depraved ghost hired by a recently deceased couple to scare new owners out of their house. The quirky dark comedy also starred Alec Baldwin, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder and Geena Davis.
“We want to make big movies based on big ideas and inspired by the comedies we grew up loving,” Grahame-Smith, who wrote the bestselling novels “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” told Deadline. A “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” movie is slated to hit theaters in June 2012.
Producer/writer/director Katzenberg (son of DreamWorks head honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg) created the MTV series “The Hard Times of RJ Berger,” among his other credits.
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