A theft on the Beetlejuice 2 set noticed an iconic Beetlejuice statue stolen.
The attention-catching paintings featured in Tim Burton’s unique 1988 comedy basic and was speculated to function within the upcoming sequel. Nonetheless, a Vermont State Police report stated the statue was stolen from subsequent to a lamppost with a “distinctive” pumpkin ornament on high.
“We tried to say the identify of this stolen statue thrice, however it did not come again!” they stated in a latest Fb put up. “Vermont State Troopers are investigating the theft of this 150-pound set from the Beetlejuice 2 filming location in East Corinth, together with a lamp put up topped with a particular pumpkin ornament.”
We tried to say the identify of this stolen statue thrice, however it did not come again! We’re investigating the theft of this 150-pound sculpture from the “Beetlejuice 2” set at E. Corinth, together with a lamp put up topped with a pumpkin ornament. Name 802-748-3111 for data. pic.twitter.com/3NmKEml1AG
— Vermont State Police (@VTStatePolice) July 21, 2023
The statue was reportedly stolen between 5 p.m. Thursday, July 13 and 11 a.m. Monday, July 17 whereas the movie is filming in Vermont. In accordance with NBC 5, the thieves drove to the lamp put up in an “previous mannequin” GMC pickup truck simply after midnight on July 14, eliminated the bottom, then loaded it onto the truck. Safety personnel reported that the thieves returned on Monday to steal the statue. No arrests have but been made and anybody with details about the theft ought to name 802-748-3111.
Beetlejuice 2 sees the return of Michael Keaton as an iconic character, alongside Wednesday star Jenna Ortega because the daughter of Lydia by Winona Ryder from the unique movie. Though little is understood concerning the movie’s plot, Willem Dafoe lately joined the forged as an “afterlife legislation enforcement officer.” In the meantime, Catherine O’Hara is amongst these coming back from the unique movie.
The following Beetlejuice sequel has been within the works for a while and was teased in 2011. Michael Keaton later admitted that he had been in talks for the mission and filmmaker Tim Burton confirmed that the sequel was “nearer than ever” in 2017. Now it appears to be like like Beetlejuice 2 is lastly on the way in which. Properly, form of.
The continued SAG-AFTRA strike possible means manufacturing will not return to regular till after the strike is resolved. At the very least it provides the Vermont State Police a bit of extra time to trace down the stolen statue.
Let’s gentle up the juice and see what comes off.
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