The studio is in talks with director Tim Burton to direct “Beetlejuice 2,” the sequel to his cult classic 1988 supernatural comedy, The Wrap reported.
Sources told the entertainment news site that the project would reunite Burton with his original star, Michael Keaton, who is expected to reprise his legendary turn as the titular undead trouble-maker.
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Burton is reportedly considering a return to the director’s chair for the in-development ‘Beetlejuice 2.’
The stars may be aligning: Burton just wrapped up production on the Weinstein Co.’s “Big Eyes, ” a biopic about painter Margaret Keane, and Keaton recently finished work on the “Robocop” remake.
“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” scribe Seth Grahame-Smith is writing the script for “Beetlejuice 2,” a treatment that studio execs are excited about, according to Variety.
The original “Beetlejuice” made $73 million at the box office during its first run, a healthy enough total to pave the way for both Burton and Keaton to springboard to “Batman” the following year.