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EXCL: Seth Grahame-Smith on Night of the Living Details, Unholy Night & Beetlejuice 2

Writer Seth Grahame-Smith provided Shock Till You Drop with an update on his upcoming projects while promoting Dark Shadows this afternoon.  He broke it down real easy, filling us in on the priority projects that await his attention.

Surprisingly, Beetlejuice 2 is not something he’s jumping on right away.  The other day, Tim Burton told us he’s waiting on the writer’s take on the sequel.  But it appears Grahame-Smith has some other things he needs to tackle first.

“Everyone is waiting for me to get my ass in gear,” Grahame-Smith said.  ”I just finished a script called Night of the Living, and I’m giving it to Tim this weekend.  And I’m moving now into adapting Unholy Night, which I have to deliver to Warner Bros.  I’ve got to do this, then I’m going around the world for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, so I’ll be writing Unholy Night on the plane and in hotel rooms.”

When we last reported on Night of the Living, I speculated that the plot could be a unique twist on Night of the Living Dead, except that the humans were a threat to the zombies and not vice versa.

Smith said with a smile:  ”[It's] not just zombies.  Let me put it this way, Tim and I are big fans of classic movie monsters.  The title pretty much where you’re going to be at.  Plus, it’s a Tim Burton stop motion-animated movie.  That movie for me is my love letter to all of the movies I grew up on.”

Stay tuned for more with Grahame-Smith as he talks about Dark Shadows.