Tim Burton to direct Beetlejuice sequel
Los Angeles: Filmmaker Tim Burton is in negotiations to return to his post as a director for the sequel to his 1988 ghost story Beetlejuice.
Actor Michael Keaton is also expected to reprise his role as the title ghost in the Beetlejuice 2, reported Ace Showbiz. Burton has earlier said that he is willing to helm the upcoming sequel, but only if the script was right. "Those were fun characters, but I'd have to see what the script was like and if it was worth doing," the Frankenweenie director had said. He also wanted Keaton to return to the franchise. "I think he would be willing to do it. Keaton would have to be in it. He was great as that character. I think it's a way to unleash your inner whatever. I bet you he would get right back into it," he added. The Geffen Company, which produced the first film, will produce the sequel with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions. Grahame-Smith, who wrote Burton-produced Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, also penned the Beetlejuice 2 script. PTI