By Joanna Crawley On March 5, 2014

'I'd Be More Than Interested': Michael Keaton Hints He Will Star In Beetlejuice Sequel

The actor is just waiting for director Tim Burton to get on board

Michael Keaton has insisted that he is definitely up for starring in a sequel to his cult hit 1988 movie Beetlejuice, he's just waiting for director Tim Burton to get on board.

A sequel has been in the works at Warner Bros since September 2011 with Burton previously reported to be in talks to return to the directors chair.

Speaking on the Today Show Beetlejuice himself, Keaton, has said that he would love to be involved in the project, providing Burton is signed up too: "I've been talking about it for years, and saying if I ever did something again, it'd be that," the actor revealed.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! (WENN)

"The rumours... have risen before and fallen away. If Tim is involved, and I think he might be involved, I'd be more than interested. He's so original. He's an artist."

While Keaton seems unsure if the director is involved, it's thought Burton has at least worked on the latest draft of the script, which has been penned by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg. Burton has previously worked with Grahame-Smith on Dark Shadows and also the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which Burton produced and was based on Grahame-Smith’s novel.

Michael Keaton has admitted he'd love to star in a Beetlejuice sequel (WENN)

The other main cog in the Beetlejuice machine, Winona Ryder, also spoke out on the possibility of a sequel last November but has said she is "kind of sworn to secrecy". The Daily Beast reports that Ryder added: "But it sounds like it might be happening." 

"It's a very precious movie to people, so there are a lot people like, 'don't'". But, she explained: "It's not a remake. It's 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia [Deetz, Ryder's character] so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later."

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