Tim Burton has made it abundantly clear that he has no interest in seeing any sequels or spin-offs of animated classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
While speaking with Empire Magazine for 30th-anniversary celebration of the movie, Burton expressed a strong stance against the idea of additional The Nightmare Before Christmas movies in any form.
“To me the movie is very important,” he says. “I’ve done sequels, I’ve done other things, I’ve done reboots, I’ve done all that shit, right? I don’t want that to happen to this. It’s nice that people are maybe interested [in another one], but I’m not. I feel like that old guy who owns a little piece of property and won’t sell to the big power-plant that wants to take my land.”
“Get off of my land!” he barks. “You pesky little… You ain’t getting this property! I don’t care what you want to build on it. You come on my property… Where’s my shotgun?”
However, the director Henry Selick, has recently hinted at an intriguing possibility for a prequel. “It might be more interesting to do a prequel,” Selick suggested. “There might be a more compelling story there about how Jack became the King of Halloweentown.”