The Juice is Loose in First “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” Trailer

Twenty-six years after Tim Burton and Michael Keaton delivered one of the most offbeat, beguilingly charming horror comedies of the 1980s, the Juice is loose again. The first teaser trailer for Burton and Keaton’s long-awaited sequel to their iconic Beetlejuice has arrived, and the reunion is so sweet they had to name it twice.

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice finds Keaton returning to the playfully malicious spirit he inhabited, and he’s joined by his Beetlejuice co-stars Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz and Catherine O’Hara as Delia Deetz. The new cast members include Jenna Ortega, as Lydia’s daughter, Astrid, alongside Justin Theroux, Monica Bellucci, Arthur Conti, and the great Willem Dafoe.

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice will find the Deetz family returning home to Winter River, with Lydia still haunted by her experiences two decades ago, when she was Astride’s age, and encountered Beetlejuice for the first time. Lydia’s fortunes take a turn for the even more troublesome when Astrid, as rebellious as Lydia herself was at that age, discovers the mysterious model of the town in the attic, and the portal to the Afterlife is accidentally opened. The title Beetlejuice Beetlejuice begs the question—when will someone add a third Beetlejuice and summon the spectral trickster?

Burton directs from a screenplay by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (Wednesday) and a story by Gough & Millar and Seth Grahame-Smith, based on characters created by Michael McDowell and Larry Wilson. Burton’s creative team behind the camera includes cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos and members of his Wednesday team, like production designer Mark Scruton and editor Jay Prychidny, alongside his longtime collaborator, costume designer Colleen Atwood, creature effects and special makeup FX creative supervisor Neal Scanlan, and composer Danny Elfman. Hair and makeup designer Christine Blundell is on board to give Beetlejuice his signature dead-but-lively looks.

Check out the trailer below. Beetlejuice haunts theaters on September 6:

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Featured image: Caption: MICHAEL KEATON as Beetlejuice in Warner Bros. Pictures’ comedy, “BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Parisa Taghizadeh


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