A theft on the Beetlejuice 2 set has seen an iconic Beetlejuice statue stolen.
The attention-catching paintings featured in Tim Burton’s unique 1988 comedy traditional and was alleged to characteristic within the upcoming sequel. Nonetheless, a report from the Vermont State Police has revealed the statue was stolen alongside a lamppost with a “distinctive” pumpkin ornament on prime.
“We tried saying the title of this stolen statue 3 times, however it didn’t come again!” they mentioned in a latest Fb put up. “Vermont state troopers are investigating the theft of this 150-pound set piece from the Beetlejuice 2 filming location in East Corinth, together with a lamppost topped with a particular pumpkin ornament.”
We tried saying the title of this stolen statue 3 times, however it did not come again! We’re investigating the theft of this 150-pound sculpture from the “Beetlejuice 2” set in E. Corinth, together with a lamppost topped with a pumpkin ornament. Name 802-748-3111 with any information. pic.twitter.com/3NmKEml1AG
— Vermont State Police (@VTStatePolice) July 21, 2023
The statue was reportedly stolen between 5pm on Thursday, July 13, and 11am on Monday, July 17 whereas the movie is taking pictures on location in Vermont. In response to NBC 5, the thieves drove as much as the lamppost in an “older-model” GMC pickup truck simply after midnight on July 14, eliminated the bottom, after which loaded it onto the truck. Safety workers 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 the long-lasting character, alongside Wednesday star Jenna Ortega because the daughter of Winona Ryder’s Lydia from the unique film. Though little is thought in regards to the movie’s plot, Willem Dafoe lately joined the forged as a “regulation enforcement officer within the afterlife”. In the meantime, Catherine O’Hara is amongst these getting back from the unique movie.
The upcoming Beetlejuice sequel has been within the works for a while and was teased all the way in which again in 2011. Michael Keaton later admitted that he had been in talks for the challenge and filmmaker Tim Burton confirmed that the sequel was “nearer than ever” in 2017. Now, it appears as if Beetlejuice 2 is lastly underway. Nicely, type of.
The continuing SAG-AFTRA strike seemingly implies that manufacturing gained’t get again to regular till after the strike is resolved. Not less than that offers Vermont State Police somewhat extra time to trace down the stolen statue.
Let’s activate the juice and see what shakes unfastened.
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