Grahame-Smith - whose novel Unholy Night hits stores tomorrow - said:
"Night of the Living is an idea I have had around for years that I'm doing with Tim Burton. When we were shooting Dark Shadows last year I worked up the nerve to tell Tim about it because I always thought it would make a good movie. When I saw what he had done with Frankweenie and Corpse Bride, it always struck me as a great idea for that form. I'm writing it at Warner's Bros. for him (as a stop-motion monster movie). As soon I'm done with that draft, I'll move into Unholy Night, probably in a matter of weeks. Once we have a script and we'll get together with David Heyman and the studio, we'll go looking for a director."
What could Night of the Living be about? The writer isn't saying. Perhaps its a reverse spin on Night of the Living Dead where humans are a threat to zombies? Who knows...
Regarding Beetlejuice 2: "The Beetlejuice sequel will come after Unholy Night in my schedule. The first opportunity to tackle that will probably be later this year," said Grahame-Smith. Earlier this year, we spoke to the writer who told us he has already met with Michael Keaton about the project - read about that here.