For a while there, it seemed a sequel to Tim Burton’s classic black comedy Beetlejuice was a near certainty.
Firstly, because Seth Grahame-Smith penned a script for Warner Bros, secondly, because star Michael Keaton was keen to reprise the role of the titular undead menace, and thirdly, because Burton is super-into plundering his old properties at the moment.
MTV News caught up with Keaton, who revealed that the film probably isn’t on the immediate horizon, despite his enthusiasm for it.
“I’ve emailed Tim a couple of times, talked to the writer a couple of times, but all really, really preliminary stuff.
“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, and without giving too much away, we’ve talked to each other, and e-mailed each other, and if he’s in, it’s going to be hard not to be in.”
Burton is finishing Big Eyes at the moment, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz.
His dance card is free after that. Maybe we will see a Beetlejuice 2 in the coming years.
Michael Keaton is 62 however, so sooner would be better than later.,