The 'Wednesday' star is rumored to be in talks with Tim Burton about the upcoming sequel of goth-horror classic, 'Beetlejuice.'
Jenna Ortega who recently shot to fame with her series Wednesday is now set to come back on the screen with another gothic horror-themed classic. As per reports of Deadline, Ortega is in early talks to reunite with the Wednesday creator of Beetlejuice 2 at Warner Bros. Timothy Walter Burton famously known as Tim Burton is a renowned gothic fantasy and horror filmmaker, and the news of another reprisal in progress enthralled the fans. As if the hype of the Addam’s Family show wasn’t enough, Ortega’s dark comedic role in Wednesday kept the fans hooked to the show who wanted more of her in similar roles.
About Beetlejuice 2
Anticipation around more such stoic and gothic horror in making was gaining pace with the astounding success of the show Wednesday. The plot of Beetlejuice 2 would revolve around the original movie. The synopsis of the production reads, “This is a follow-up to the comedy Beetlejuice (1988), about a ghost who's recruited to help haunt a house.” Tim Burton, who is a highly renowned filmmaker and screenwriter, is set to return with the long-awaited sequel to the Halloween classic.
Keaton's action-packed comedy devil returns to the big screen with even more mayhem with the entire cast and crew, as well as new additions. The movie which was released in 2014 was about, “Beetlejuice, who takes us on a journey to the land of Boz...just follow the purple block path where you'll meet the sorcerer of Boz and he'll grant you three wishes. Use those wishes wisely!” per IMDb.
Speculated casting for the sequel
If the contract is struck, Ortega is expected to portray Lydia, the character played by Winona Ryder in the original. The original film also starred Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, and Catherine O'Hara and made $80 million on a $15 million budget, earning the best makeup Oscar at the 1989 Academy Awards.
About Production and shoot
Not much has been revealed about the plot or expected release date of the movie but if the rumors are to be believed we will get confirmation soon. Ortega has recently been on a run, highlighted by her record-breaking Addams Family series, Wednesday. The sitcom broke Netflix watching records and was renewed for a second season. The production hopes to shoot in London in late May or early June, but no budget has been determined, resulting in a back-and-forth.