Seth Grahame-Smith offers update on sequel's progress

The potential for a Beetlejuice 2 is still a going concern, according to screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith.

The Dark Shadows writer confirmed that he is still in talks with the original film’s director Tim Burton and star Michael Keaton, and that both have expressed interest in returning if the script is good enough.

He told Ain’t It Cool News: “They both said the same thing – ‘If you come up with a story that is worthy of us actually doing this for real, something that is not just about cashing in, is not just about forcing a remake or a reboot down someone’s throat then we’ll think about it.”

However, Grahame-Smith, who would also produce the project for Warner Bros, went on to say that he would have minimum expectations to be involved himself. He said: “When Warners started talking about it, I said, ‘There are two things, one it cannot be a remake or a reboot. It has to be a straight pure seque’’. The second thing I said was, ‘No Michael Keaton. no dice’.”

The original Beetlejuice, which co-starred Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis, was released in cinemas in 1988.