Date: 6th November 2013
The rumours surrounding a reunion between Michael Keaton and director Tim Burton for a sequel to their 1988 offbeat hit 'Beetlejuice' appear to no longer be rumours.
Michael Keaton himself appears to have confirmed the plans to reanimate his titular 'bio-exorcist' for a second movie.
Approached by the shy and retiring gossip website with a camera while he was out and about, and asked whether he was involved in Tim Burton's sequel, he said simply: "Yes."
He may, of course, have misheard the question, but 'Beetlejuice' is a relatively unmistakable word.
Fans of the original movie will delight in the news.
Burton has reportedly been offered the project by Warner Bros, while a script is currently being written by Seth Grahame-Smith, best known for his best-selling parody novels 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' and 'Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter'.
The first film found Keaton's Beetlejuice hired by a recently deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to drive out the new owners, played by Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones and Winona Ryder.
Burton will direct a screen version of the novel 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children' first, however, due out in July 2014.
Source: Press Release