Plans are afoot for a sequel to Tim Burton
. But what made the original so special, and where might the sequel go?
Last week, an extremely cautious Winona Ryder
confirmed on Late Night With Seth Myers that a sequel to Tim Burton
's beloved 1988 haunted house comedy Beetlejuice
was finally in the works. Ryder will be reprising her role as Lydia Deetz, with Burton back behind the megaphone and Michael Keaton
, fresh from a career-resurrecting turn in Birdman (2014), again starring as 'the ghost with the most'.
Ryder's announcement was met with the inevitable woops and cheers from Myers' studio audience, but fans of Burton's breakthrough feature will be seeking reassurances that the forthcoming follow-up will remain true to the spirit of its predecessor.
For those who've never seen it, Beetlejuice
tells the story of Adam and Barbara Maitland (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis), a happily married couple living