Michael Keaton has expressed interest in reprising his role as Beetlejuice sequel, but only if director Tim Burton is involved at the project.
The actor announced the news at a press junket for his most recent film “Robocop.”
“I’ve emailed Tim a couple of times, talked to the writer a couple of times, but all really, really preliminary stuff,” Keaton told MTV. “I always said that’s the one thing I’d like to do again, if I ever did anything again. But it kind of required Tim to be involved some way or another.”
“Now it looks like he is involved,” Keaton said. “And without giving too much away, we’ve talked to each other, and emailed each other, and if he’s in, it’s going to be hard not to be in.”
Last October Burton confrmed he was interested in directing the sequel, however pre-production has been slow on the film. Though it is known that writer Seth Grahame-Smith has been working on a script since 2012. Grahame-Smith wrote the script for Burton’s “Dark Shadows.” Burton is currently working on the Walter Keane biopic “Bright Eyes.”
Keaton’s thoughts on Beetlejuice
“From an art perspective, I don’t know how you get better than ‘Beetlejuice.’ In terms of originality and a look, it’s 100% unique. If you consider the process of taking something from someone’s mind — meaning Tim — and putting it on the screen, I think that movie is incomparable.”
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