The Vermont State Police have posted on social media that they are investigating the theft of a 150-pound sculpture from the set of the “Beetlejuice” sequel in East Corinth, Vermont.
The sculpture will look very familiar to fans of the original 1988 comedy as it’s one of the creations of Delia Deetz (Catherine O’Hara) and comes alive in one sequence where it holds her creator captive.
Also stolen was a lamppost topped with a pumpkin decoration. Authorities are still looking for the culprit and have asked the public to call them with any information regarding the burglary.
The small town was also used in the original 1988 comedy for numerous scenes, including the general store, town library and hall, along with the overall town which stood in for the fictional town of Winter River, Connecticut.
Tim Burton is returning to direct the film which, as of now, is slated to open on September 6th 2024. The project was only partway through before the strikes shut down production.
Michael Keaton is set to reprise his role and will be joined by Jenna Ortega, Winona Ryder, Willem Dafoe, Justin Theroux and O’Hara.
Mike Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are attached to write the script, with Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, Tommy Harper, Plan B, Marc Toberoff and David Geffen producing.
We tried saying the name of this stolen statue three times, but it didn’t come back! We’re investigating the theft of this 150-pound sculpture from the “Beetlejuice 2” set in E. Corinth, along with a lamppost topped with a pumpkin decoration. Call 802-748-3111 with any info. pic.twitter.com/3NmKEml1AG
— Vermont State Police (@VTStatePolice) July 21, 2023