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Tim Burton to Direct 'Beetlejuice 2': Report

The sequel is likely to feature Michael Keaton

October 21, 2013 6:35 PM ET
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Looks like the rumors of a Tim Burton-helmed Beetlejuice sequel might become a reality. According to TheWrap, whose sources include "multiple individuals familiar with the project," the macabe master is officially in talks to direct Beetlejuice 2 for Warner Brothers. Michael Keaton, who starred in the original film as the titular wiseguy ghost, is also expected to return, reprising one of his iconic roles.

Burton has also been in talks to direct the fantasy feature Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, a 20th Century Fox-produced adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel. But TheWrap's sources indicate that Burton is still plotting: While Beetlejuice 2 isn't expected to be his next project, Burton has reportedly moved beyond the "flirtation" stage.

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The long-awaited sequel will be produced by The Geffen Company, the crew behind the original 1988 film. The Beetlejuice 2 script was written by Seth Grahame-Smith, who also penned the Burton-helmed Dark Shadows and 2012's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (which was produced by Burton).

Burton directed two movies last year: Dark Shadows and the Oscar-nominated Frankenweenie, a 3-D stop-motion remake of his 1984 short film of the same name.

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