'Beetlejuice 2' Snags New Writer at Warner Bros.

A follow-up to the 1988 cult classic has been in development for years.
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Just in time for Halloween, Beetlejuice 2 has picked up some new life at Warner Bros.

Mike Vukadinovich is rewriting the horror comedy, a follow-up to the 1988 feature that starred Michel Keaton as a bespoke ghost that tries to drive a family from their new home. Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Winona Ryder also starred in the Tim Burton-directed feature. 

The sequel has been in development for a long while, but no deals have been made yet with Burton or Keaton. Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are set to produce through their KatzSmith Productions.

Vukadinovich is the scripter behind the Sundance sci-fi drama Rememory and also co-wrote the Mr. Toad's Wild Ride movie in the works at Disney. He is repped by Verve.