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That One Time Beetlejuice Almost Went Hawaiian

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As we recently announcedBeetlejuice 2 is finally happening. And Winona Ryder is on board to reprise her role as Lydia Deetz. But in the long and drawn out road to a second installment in the Beetlejuice franchise, there have been many false starts and numerous concepts almost explored. One of those such concepts was Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian. 

The idea behind the proposed sequel was to have the Deetz family relocating to Hawaii where Charles is working on the construction of a resort. Not surprisingly, he soon discovers that his company is developing the project directly above the ancient burial ground of a Hawaiian Kahuna. Naturally, the Deetzes place a call to ‘The Ghost with the Most’ to exorcise the premises and hilarity ensues. Or so was the hope of the screenwriters.

Fortunately, this incarnation never made it off the ground but we still don’t know much about where the actual second installment in the series will go. Beyond the fact that Winona Ryder, Tim Burton, and presumably Michael Keaton are attached, we really don’t know much else at this juncture.

The original film sees a pair of recently deceased ghosts trying to exorcise the new (living) inhabitants of their home by enlisting the services of a bio-exorcist.

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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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