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Tim Burton reveals Beetlejuice 2 has finished filming

Tim Burton reveals Beetlejuice 2 has finished filming

The director said the sequel only had two more days of shooting left before production shut down due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Tim Burton has confirmed that Beetlejuice 2 has finished filming.

The legendary director revealed on Instagram that the follow-up to the beloved 1988 classic starring Michael Keaton is now in the post-production phase.

The director shared a picture of him sitting on what looked to be the film's set, with the caption: “Just finished shooting Beetlejuice. Thank you to everyone involved.”

Burton told The Independent back in September that the sequel only had two more full days of shooting left before production shut down due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

“I feel grateful we got what we got,” Burton said.

“Literally, it was a day and a half. We know what we have to do. It is 99 per cent done.”

The director added: “On this last one, Beetlejuice 2, I really enjoyed it.

“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.”

Dave Benett/ Getty Images for Harper's Bazaar

Keaton, who will also star in the sequel as the obnoxious ‘bio-exorcist’ from the Neverworld, said that Burton used practical effects similar to the first movie.

No CGI, thank you!

“It has to be done as close to the way we made it the first time. Making stuff up, making stuff happen, improvising and riffing, but literally handmade stuff like people creating things with their hands and building something. F**kin’ great,” Keaton told Empire Magazine.

“It’s the most fun I’ve had working on a movie in, I can’t tell you how long.”

Aside from Keaton, the flick also stars Jenna Ortega, Willem Dafoe, Monica Bellucci and Justin Theroux.

The film is produced by Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B.

As for the plot, the site's listing states: "The original cast and crew plus new additions return when Beetlejuice is found homeless in the netherworld.

"He takes it upon himself to travel back to the mortal world seeking comfort, only to find the Maitland house has blown up due to a gas leak, leaving our beloved characters without a humble home to share the love.

"In search of guidance, the crew travels down to the Netherworld only to find there's a new sheriff in these parts, The Jersey Devil.”

Well, we can’t wait.

Beetlejuice 2 is set to be released in theatres 6 September 2024.

Featured Image Credit: Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images. Warner Bros./ FilmFlex

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