When the first rumblings of a Beetlejuice sequel permeated the internet, fans of the cult classic went, “Go ahead! Make my millennium!” But fortunately, we won’t be waiting around a thousand years cause the official release date for Beetlejuice 2 is set for September 6, 2024. It was rumored last month that Jenna Ortega would star alongside some of the original cast reprising their roles– with Michael Keaton back as Beetlejuice and Winona Ryder as OG goth chick Lydia Deetz. And now it’s been confirmed that Jenna will play Lydia Deetz’s daughter.
The Daily Mail reports that Monica Bellucci, a gorgeous and talented Italian siren, is dating Tim Burton, a guy who gets hard for all things gothic. Apparently, these two have known each other for 16 years but have only been “secretly dating for four months.” My first thought was, “Damn, and right after he split with Helena Bonham Carter.” Then I Googled, and was absolutely horrified to find out Tim and Helena have been over since 2014. 2014. Time flies when you’re making the same movie over and over with Johnny Depp! Aaand another Google informs me Tim and Johnny haven’t worked together since 2012’s Dark Shadows. What is happening?!?
Yesterday, we got the first look at Netflix’s Wednesday Addams series, creatively titled “Wednesday”. The show is executive produced and directed by Tim Burton and created by Smallville’s Miles Millar and Alfred Hogh. Today (a Wednesday), Netflix released the show’s first teaser trailer. It shows teenage Wednesday (Jenna Ortega) getting expelled from high school for releasing piranhas into a jock-filled pool, and her horny ol’ parents, Morticia and Gomez (Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán), sending her to a boarding school for outcasts run by Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie). But, uh oh! The school is being plagued by murder and spookiness! The trailer’s tone is very “everything Tim Burton’s ever done ever,” except, thankfully, there’s no Johnny Depp. Continue reading
I know they say you aren’t supposed to beat a dead horse, but what if the horse is actually undead and not really a horse at all, but more of a moldering human corpse with a lot of snappy one-liners? This is the question the folks at Plan B Entertainment, Brad Pitt’s production company, asked themselves before deciding to go ahead and flog the shit out of Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice. But you know what they also say? You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink, especially if he’s dead. But according to Screen Rant, after spending more than 30 years in The Neitherworld Waiting Room (sometimes referred to as “development hell” by Hollywood types), that green lady finally called Beetlejuice 2’s number, with Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder both reported to be on board.
Wednesday is the Tim Burton-directed Netflix series which is currently in production. The show will revolve around Wednesday Addams of The Addams Family, as she attends the Nevermore Academy solving mysteries and being a teen and such. The series stars Jenna Ortega (of the second season of You) as Wednesday who is a cute young actress who screams CW series–so clearly they needed to find a full-on vampy MILF vibe if they wanted the perfect Morticia Addams for the series. And boy did they hit the nail on the head, bitch! The unapologetically glamorous and wealthy Catherine Zeta-Jones will be the new Morticia Addams. We just know that Morticia’s going to have the perfect smokey eye thanks to CZJ’s signature pencils!
Sean Young has the type of Wikipedia page that should begin with the words, “How much time do you have?“, because there is SO much to learn about her iconic and infamous career as an actress. There are also many stories about how Sean was a diva, a stalker, and an all-around mess. At the time, back in the pre-internet 90s, all those characterizations seemingly provided enough evidence for why the universe hit the brakes on her career. Even when Sean would offer her perspective, it was usually met with someone in high places who was able to discredit her by pointing to the stories about her being a diva.
Well, time has proven that some of the people who previously accused Sean of being a mess are actually the messes themselves. And thanks to the #MeToo movement helping to disprove the persistent Hollywood rumor of the “difficult” actress, Sean can finally get her side of the story out. Which is that, according to Sean, she probably would have had a longer, more legitimate career had it not been for a bunch of directors who sabotaged it.