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Back to the Netherworld: Tim Burton’s ‘Beetlejuice 2’ Wraps Filming

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“Beetlejuice 2”, the long-anticipated sequel to Tim Burton’s 1988 cult classic “Beetlejuice,” has officially completed filming, as announced by Burton on Instagram. The sequel, directed by Burton and written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, is based on a story by Seth Grahame-Smith. The cast includes original stars Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara, along with new additions Jenna Ortega, Willem Dafoe, Monica Bellucci, and Justin Theroux.

The film’s production faced delays due to industry-wide strikes. Initially scheduled to begin in mid-2022, filming was postponed to May 2023, taking place in London and around Princess Helena College in Preston, Hertfordshire, England. Key exterior scenes were also shot in East Corinth, Vermont, the location of the original movie’s outdoor scenes. However, the production was temporarily halted in July 2023 due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, with only a day and a half of filming left to complete.

Burton expressed his gratitude for the progress made despite these challenges, noting that the film was “99 percent done”. The filming finally resumed on November 16, 2023, in Melrose, Massachusetts, and wrapped up the following day. “On this last one, Beetlejuice 2, I really enjoyed it,” the director also said, highlighting the rarity of genuinely enjoying work on a major Hollywood blockbuster.. “I tried to strip everything and go back to the basics of working with good people and actors and puppets. It was kind of like going back to why I liked making movies.”

Reflecting on the experience, Burton remarked on the joy of returning to the basics of filmmaking, emphasizing working with talented actors and practical effects. Michael Keaton echoed this sentiment, highlighting the fun and creativity involved in working with practical effects, akin to the approach of the original film.

“Beetlejuice 2” is scheduled for theatrical release on September 6, 2024, by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Linda Hamilton Says She Is Done With Character Sarah Connor And ‘Terminator’ Franchise

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This may be disappointing for fans of the franchise. Actor Linda Hamilton stated in an interview with Business Insider that “I’m done. I’m done. I have nothing more to say…”. She starred in 3 of the 6 Terminator films. Check out more of what she said in the interview below.

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She stated that: “I’m done. I’m done. I have nothing more to say. The story’s been told, and it’s been done to death. Why anybody would relaunch it is a mystery to me. But I know our Hollywood world is built on relaunches right now.” (source Business Insider)

Movie Scene from The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator first debuted in 1984 and was a success. The film went on to make $78.3M on a $6.4M budget. It went on to earn a rare 100% Critic and 89% Audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. This would lead to a sequel titled Terminator 2: Judgement Day that debuted in 1991 that was an even bigger success than the first film. It went on to make an estimated $520.9M on a $100M budget. It earned a 91% Critic and 95% Audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. This would lead to several more sequels titled Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009), Terminator Genisys (2015), and Terminator: Dark Fate (2019). It would also produce a tv series titled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles that debuted in 2008. It produced 2 seasons before being canceled in 2009.

Movie Scene from Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
Movie Scene from Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

While this may be disappointing news, it may be for the best as the last film was a box office flop. Are you disappointed by the news and do you think that it’s best to let the franchise rest? Let us know in the comments below. Also, check out the trailer for the last film below.

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Lionsgate Reportedly Remaking ‘American Psycho’ And ‘The Dead Zone’

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This is definitely controversial news to horror fans. In a report from Dexerto, Insider Jeff Sneider tweeted that Lionsgate is looking to do a modern day American Psycho film and has interest in remaking The Dead Zone. Check out his tweets and more about the films below.

American Psycho first debuted in 2000 and was a hit with critics and audiences. It currently sits at 68% Critic and 85% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes. It went on to make $34.3M on a $7M budget. It has since gained a huge cult following. A direct to video sequel titled American Psycho 2 debuted in 2002 and was a major flop. It received an 11% Critic and 18% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Dead Zone first debuted in theaters in 1983 and was a huge hit with critics and audiences. It went on to receive 89% Critic and 77% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes. It went on to make an estimated $20.8M on an estimated $10M budget. There would also be a The Dead Zone TV show that debuted in 2002 and was a big hit with critics and audiences as well. It went on to receive 77% Critic and 88% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes. It would produce a total of 6 seasons before being canceled in 2007.

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Movie Scene from The Dead Zone (1983)

One thing that can ease your cravings for more American Psycho is a comic series that you can read more about here. Do you think they should remake these films or leave them alone? Let us know in the comments below. Also, check out the trailers for American Psycho and The Dead Zone below.

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Doug Bradley Wants To Play Pinhead Again In A ‘The Scarlet Gospels’ Movie Adaptation

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This is exciting news for fans of the actor and the franchise. In an exclusive interview with Bloody Disgusting, Doug Bradley says, I certainly never say never. I’ve never said I was done with it. Check out more of what he says in the interview below.

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Doug Bradley says, “I certainly never say never. I’ve never said I was done with it. I’ve never said I’m retired from it. I’m sensible about these things, too. I was in my mid-30s when I first played the character, and I was just turning 50 when I played him the last time. I ain’t in that age range anymore. I’m now in my 70th year, and to some extent, I think special effects makeup is a younger man’s game.”

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Then, when talking about a movie adaptation of The Scarlet Gospels, he says “If we did that, we could maybe present an older Pinhead to be aware of the fact that I am the age I am, that time and gravity does what time and gravity does. An older, darker Pinhead would intrigue me, one not so much in love with the flippant one-liners and the witty comebacks and so forth.”

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The Scarlet Gospels is a novel written by Clive Barker that was published in 2015. It served as a continuation of his novel The Hellbound Heart and the Harry D’Amour stories. The book followed the story of the Hell Priest, the demonic Cenobite nicknamed “Pinhead”, and his efforts to gain power. Occult detective Harry D’Amour must journey into Hell to rescue his friend and stop the Hell Priest’s plans.”

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While Bradley does state he is too old for the role, The Scarlet Gospels follows an older pinhead which would work perfectly for the actor. Are you excited about the news of him playing the character again if this adaptation happens? Let us know in the comments below.

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