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Collider.com shared some very exciting news for fans of the 1988 ghost story “Beetlejuice”. Tim Burton is in negotiations to return as the helmer with Michael Keaton back to reprise his role as the title character.

Also see: Michael Keaton Has Discussed ‘Beetlejuice 2′ with Tim Burton

"Beetlejuice" was a financial  success, grossing $73,7 million worldwide

“Beetlejuice” was a financial success, grossing $73,7 million worldwide

Burton said he is more than willing to helm the sequel, but it all depends on the quality of the scrip. The creative director told Vulture.com back in January:

“Those were fun characters, but I’d have to see what the script was like and if it was worth doing,”

Keaton is likely to reprise his role as “Beetlejuice”, he said in an interview with Moviehole.net  that:

 “Oh, I’d do that in a heartbeat… Absolutely.  That’s the one thing I’d love to do again.”

The Geffen Company, which produced the first film, will produce the sequel with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” scribe Grahame-Smith is attached to the project to pen the script for “Beetlejuice 2”.

 

Check out the 1998 “Beetlejuice” trailer

The story follows a couple of nice homebody ghosts, trying to rid their house of a family of human beings, they are hell-bent on making their home unlivable… even for the dead.