“Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” Trailer Unleashes Michael Keaton’s Trickster Demon

The Juice is loose in the official Beetlejuice Beetlejuice trailer.

Twenty-six years after Tim Burton and Michael Keaton delivered their beguilingly charming horror comedy, one of the films that defined 1980s cinema, the dream team is back to create some fresh nightmares. The official 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 trickster spirit he inhabited, and he’s joined by his Beetlejuice co-stars Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz and Catherine O’Hara as Delia Deetz. These 1988 originals are joined by new cast members, including Jenna Ortega, as Lydia’s daughter, Astrid, alongside Justin Theroux, Monica Bellucci, Arthur Conti, and the great Willem Dafoe.

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice finds the Deetz family returning home to Winter River after a tragedy, the location of their last run-in with Keaton’s diabolical demon. Lydia is still haunted by her experience with Beetlejuice two decades ago, but now her 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, the very thing that lured a young Lydia into the underworld all those years ago. The title Beetlejuice Beetlejuice begs the question—when will spit out 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 Beetlejuice haunts theaters on September 6.

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Featured image: MICHAEL KEATON as Beetlejuice in Warner Bros. Pictures’ comedy, “BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.COPYRIGHT:© 2024 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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