Winona Ryder was only 17 years old when she portrayed the character of a goth teenager in the ghost story classic. She recently spoke to The Daily Beast saying:
“I’m kind of sworn to secrecy. But it sounds like it might be happening.”
“It’s not a remake,” “It’s 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia [her on-screen character] so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later.”
Ryder also admits that her role as Lydia Deetz assisted her to make a name for herself:
“That’s one of those movies where little kids stop me,” she recalled. “I’m so associated with it. I think it gave me my career. I was such a weird looking kid.”
The story follows a couple of nice homebody ghosts, trying to rid their house of a family of human beings, they are hell-bent on making their home unlivable… even for the dead. The 1998 released “Beetlejuice” grossed an estimated $73.7 million and won an Oscar for Best Makeup.
Tim Burton is in negotiations to return as the helmer with Michael Keaton back to reprise his role as the title character. Ryder said she will pursue the sequel if Keaton and Burton are available for the second round:
“I would never go near [a sequel] if it was not Tim and Michael,” “Because those guys, I love.”