Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!
Now we’ve said his name three times he should make an appearance, or so it goes in the movie.
Well, according to actor Michael Keaton – who played the hilarious bio-exorcist in the 1988 film – this could soon become a reality.
The star said in a recent interview that he and director Tim Burton have been in talks about a sequel.
“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,” he told MTV.
“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.”
This isn’t the first time a sequel to the hugely popular movie has been hinted at.
In November, Winona Ryder – who played goth daughter Lydia Deetz in the original – talked about a possible Beetlejuice 2.
“I’m kind of sworn to secrecy,” she told The Daily Beast. “But it sounds like it might be happening.”
“It’s 27 years later. 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.”
The movie – also starring Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis – grossed more than $73 million and received the Oscar for Best Makeup.
Michael Keaton is currently starring in another eighties movie remake Robocop, released in theaters today.