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“Beetlejuice” sequel is on the way from Warner Bros. and Tim Burton???

Tim Burton and Michael Keaton have both been planning a “Beetlejuice 2” in the media for many years, and it looks like the film might actually happen soon. Reports are saying that Mr. Burton is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct the follow-up to “Beetlejuice” that was released in 1988 (also starring Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis). They already have a script written by Seth Grahame-Smith for the sequel.

The plot of the sequel is unknown at this time but I hope it’s a “sequel” and not another lame re-boot. I hope the next film will leave off from the 1988 film.

It still might be a few more years until this movie actually happens ’cause Mr. Burton still has a few other projects in the works so “Beetlejuice 2” maybe a while. I’m glad this is happening ’cause I’m a huge fan of “Beetlejuice” myself. Michael just kills it with that role! I’m sure he’ll still kill it when he comes back to it! Michael maybe 62 but I’m sure he can still play the character very well. It’s gonna be interesting to see how they’re gonna pull off the sequel, though. Lets just hope they don’t do another version of the Banana Boat Song.

Also watch the older interviews in the videos below where Michael and Tim briefly discussed interest of revisiting the Beetlejuice character. They seem pretty game for it!

Read more on the story, here.

Kev

 

Film Review: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”


Starring: Benjamin Walker
Directed by: Timur Bekmambeto

Today, I just went out and saw the film, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, and here is my review…

Plot/Synopsis: Explores the secret life of the America’s greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and the untold story that shaped their nation. The president discovers blood-thirsty vampires are planning to take over the United States. Lincoln makes it his mission to eliminate them, becoming history’s greatest hunter of the undead.

This film is getting mostly positive reviews, surprisingly, but did they see the same film that I did? I absolutely hated it! HATED IT! HATED IT! HATED IT! The film was a mess all the way through. I was bored, and almost fell asleep lots of times. The book and the movie is of course, way different. The acting was okay, I’m not knocking that, but the cinematography and visual effects were really bad. The novel was a strict, “horror”, but the film turned out to be an action movie. I thought the script was a mess, and I never liked how the vampires looked in the film. Not scary enough.

I’ll keep this review short ’cause there is not much to say about it. I was expecting the movie to be something serious and insightful like the book but instead we get a popcorn flick. Typical of Hollywood. *yawn*

Score for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” = * (1 star as in “poor”)

Kev

Defending Abraham Lincoln in horror…

People in facebook and other forums in the movie world are questioning Hollywood’s way of bringing Abraham Lincoln into horror films. They brought Honest Abe in two horror films already, “Abraham Linoln: Vampire Hunter” and “Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies“. A lot of people are hating this idea. Some people find it silly and they think they ruin Honest Abe’s real history of things.

If you really think about it, mixing Abe Lincoln with horror makes a lot of sense. Seth Grahame-Smith the author of “Vampire Hunter”, his original idea was to bring history and horror together. Horror started off from the past. The horror genre has been around for years. I think the whole idea is that Hollywood wants more young people to learn about Abe and his presidency. It’s part of an educational thing. Yes, I’ve read, the “Vampire Hunter” novel, and there are actual facts about Abe’s life in that book.

On top of all this, mixing Abe with horror is all just for good fun and laughter. Humor. Plus, Steven Spielberg still has his own Abe Lincoln biopic coming out, and these Abe horror films will help hype up Steve’s biopic about Abe. When Seth first wrote the novel, “Abraham Licoln: Vampire Hunter”, did you think people supported his idea? HELL NO. He got a lot of shit for it. I’m sure he’s still getting shit for it because of that movie, (he wrote the script too).

The story of Honest Abe deserves more attention and mixing him with horror is a good way to do it. When Spielberg’s, Abe biopic comes out, I know it’s going to be a hit ’cause Abe in horror films will be partly responsible for that success. I would also think that Abe make a bad ass axe swinging vampire killer. I can easily picture that in my head, so I can understand why Seth can’t resist in writing that story.

I wish people wouldn’t slam Abe in horror films when not even seeing it or even reading the book. Give it a chance. Read the book before seeing the film in theater, and you would actually find the story intriguing. I certainly did! When I first heard about Abe in a vampire story, I too was like, “WTF”, at first, but then I read it and LOVE IT. I can’t wait for the movie and WILL see it in theater.

Kev

Report: Author, Seth Grahame-Smith penning script for new, “Beetlejuice”, movie? Also, Michael Keaton and Tim Burton might come back as well…

The author of, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, and ,”Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, wants to write the script for a new “Beetlejuice” movie, but wouldn’t say if it will be sequel of the first movie or a re-boot.

Tim Burton says he is game for directing “Beetlejuice” again, and best of all, Michael Keaton wants to return to the character.

More on the story, here.

I’m all for a sequel to, “Beetlejuice”. I’ve always wondered why the film was left with only one movie, when I know you can tell more stories with this character. A sequel should have been made years ago.

I’m sure Michael is going to get accused by many that he will be too old to play Beetlejuice, but the character wore a lot of makeup, so you won’t notice his aging anyway. I’m pretty sure he can still do the Beetlejuice voice, very well. The 1988, “Beetlejuice” film, was awesome.

The question is, will Winona Ryder and Alec Baldwin come back? A cameo would be okay for them, but leading roles no.

Kev

Book Review: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

So I just finished reading the book, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” by Seth Grahame-Smith.

This book is actually a biography of Abraham Lincoln, except there’s a little mix of vampire fiction thrown in. While this is a fictional book, there’s still a lot of Non-fiction real life history into it, too. The book begins from Abe’s childhood all the way up to his assassination. The book surprisingly has everything about Abe’s history. It’s all there. His marriages to Anne Rutledge and Mary Todd is there. Everything about his political career. The Gettysburg Address, the Emancipation Proclamation, the 1864 re-election, the assassination (which he was murdered by John Wilkes Booth), etc. Yep, the book pretty much covers Lincoln’s entire history.

As for the fictional material, the book focus’s on Abe being a vampire hunter. Abe has a huge hatred for vampires and vows to kill every one of them. The stories are told in journal form by a vampire named, Henry Sturges, who is the only “fictional” character in the book. In the book, it wants to make Abe look like a tough guy hunting down vampires with an axe. The axe was Abe’s only weapon to kill vampires as you see on the cover of the book above. The book is of course, violent and a little gory.

I thought the author of this novel did an amazing job mixing in fiction and non-fiction all in the same book. That had to be very difficult to do with a lot of research. The book is pretty twisted and sick. It’s also silly and goofy. It made you feel like watching the History Channel and a Evil Dead movie at the same time.

Do you know what’s even more funny, that since I finished this book today, I just realized that today is Abe’s Anniversary death. This is one of the best horror novels, I’ve read in a long time. So I shall be looking forward to “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” film when it hits theaters. This is an entertaining read. If you like reading history, politics, and horror, this is the book for you.

Kev