More ‘Beetlejuice’ rumors: Tim Burton, Michael Keaton may return for sequel

This week in movie sequels that will never happen, multiple independent sources have tipped Hollywood news site The Wrap that Tim Burton is in talks–again–for a sequel to his 1988 scare comedy “Beetlejuice”:

Tim Burton’s involvement in “Beetlejuice 2″ is no longer a rumor, as he’s officially in talks to direct the sequel for Warner Bros., multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. … Burton hasn’t decided what his next movie will be, and while it definitely won’t be “Beetlejuice 2,” his long-rumored interest in a sequel is no mere flirtation anymore.

The story went on to say that Michael Keaton is also “expected” to return as the ghost with the most. So there you have it–unnamed sources stirring the sequel brew pot. Great, thanks. Call me when something’s actually going down. Or, actually, don’t. Fuck the cheap buzz of rehashed nostalgia–I prefer my classics left for dead.

The first script in development for a sequel, “Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian,” began to circulate back in the ’90s. Now, Geffen and Warner Bros. has attached writer Seth Grahame-Smith (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) for a 21st Century treatment. Which, sad to say, will not include Otho.

h/t The Atlantic Wire