Tim Burton in Talks to Direct Beetlejuice 2

Michael Keaton in Beetlejuice (1988) Movie Image

If you say his name three times really fast, he’ll come. I’m talking about Tim Burton, of course, who is said to be “in talks” to direct a sequel to his 1988 hit “Beetlejuice”, starring Michael Keaton as the titular undead jokester.

Warner Bros. is keen on Burton returning, and has already made an offer. But, we’re told, Burton has yet to read the script for the sequel from Seth Grahame-Smith (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) and David Katzenberg. Grahame-Smith also previously wrote Burton’s ill-conceived “Dark Shadows” remake.

If Burton did sign on, it would still have to wait until he finishes up “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”. And isn’t he also supposed to direct the sequel to “Alice in Wonderland” with his buddy Johnny Depp, too?

There is no word on Michael Keaton’s involvement, though you suspect that if a sequel does move forward, he’ll be onboard. Slap some white face paint on him and it’s a done deal. Hard to see age behind the make-up.

In the 1988 original, Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin played a couple of recently deceased ghosts who contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” (aka Beetlejuice, played by Keaton) in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house, including one goth teen played by Winona Ryder.

Via : Heat Vision