Rumours of a sequel to Tim Burton’s gothic comedy Beetlejuice have been doing the rounds since the 90s but now it seems the director is keen to get things moving as he and screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, (Dark Shadows), have teamed up and are reportedly in talks over the project.
The original movie was released in 1988, (yes, that long ago), and starred Michael Keaton as an obnoxious, devious ghost named Beetlejuice who is hired by a recently deceased couple, (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis), to scare away the new owners of their house.
The pairing of Burton and Grahame-Smith isn’t the only encouraging sign for Beetlejuice 2 as MTV recently revealed that Michael Keaton has been in constant contact with the director regarding the project and is extremely keen to reprise his role:
“I’ve e-mailed Tim a couple of times, talked to the writer a couple of times, but all really, really preliminary stuff until relatively recently. I always said that’s the one thing I’d like to do again, if I ever did anything again. But it kind of required Tim to be involved some way or another. Now it looks like he is involved. And without giving too much away we’ve talked to each other, and e-mailed each other, and if he’s in, it’s going to be hard not to be in.”
And if that wasn’t enough Winona Ryder also recently expressed her enthusiasm to return for a sequel.