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Michael Keaton Confirms 'Beetlejuice 2' Talks With Director Tim Burton

"If he's in, it's going to be hard not to be in," says the actor

Michael Keaton in 'Beetlejuice'
Mary Evans/WARNER BROS/Ronald Grant/Everett Collection
February 14, 2014 10:55 AM ET

Michael Keaton said in a recent interview that he has been speaking with Tim Burton about making Beetlejuice 2. During a junket for his latest film, Robocop, the actor told MTV that the sequel is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality.

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"I've emailed Tim a couple of times, talked to the writer a couple of times, but all really, really preliminary stuff until relatively recently," Keaton said. "I always said that [Beetlejuice] is 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 emailed each other, and if he's in, it's going to be hard not to be in."

Previously, reports swirled around Hollywood that Burton had been in talks with Warner Brothers to work on a follow-up film. And in November, Winona Ryder, who played Lydia Deetz in the original, hinted that she was working on a sequel. "I'm kind of sworn to secrecy," she said. "But it sounds like it might be happening." She also added that it would not be a remake. "It's 27 years later," Ryder said. "And I have to say, I love Lydia 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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Currently, Tim Burton has been working on Big Eyes, a film about painter Margaret Keene that stars Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter and Christoph Waltz. That film is in postproduction and he has not said officially what he is working on next.

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