Tim Burton may commit to ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel

A follow-up to the classic 80s horror comedy is in the works

Tim Burton is on the verge of getting on board with a sequel to Beetlejuice, he has revealed.

Writer/producer duo David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith are working on a sequel to his 1988 horror comedy, to which the director has already given his blessing.

But now, talking to MTV News he has said that he is seriously considering getting on board in a creative capacity. He said: “Yes, I love that character, and [Michael Keaton] is so great in it.”

Burton continued: “I always think about how great and fun that character was, so I just said to Seth, ‘If you have some idea about it, go for it, and then I’ll look at it freshly. In the past, I tried some things, but that was way back when. He seemed really excited about it.”

Beetlejuice saw a pair of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a ‘bio-exorcist’ in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

The director is currently working on two projects, Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie.