Beetlejuice sequel wants Keaton, but does Keaton want it back?

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Dec 15, 2012

It's been 23 years since Beetlejuice, and all attempts to make a sequel so far have shriveled and died. Now, however, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith has an idea for a continuation of the story that can only star Michael Keaton. But will Keaton want to don the striped suit to play the Ghost With the Most again?

In an interview with his producing partner David Katzenberg on all the upcoming projects their company is at work on, Grahame-Smith said the duo has already secured the blessing and involvement of Tim Burton, though what exactly his involvement would be isn't clear. He also said that his idea for a new Beetlejuice flick can't happen without its original star.
"The star of the movie has to be Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, and it's a true continuation 26 years later. Not just throwing him in as a cameo going, 'Hey, it's me. I endorse this movie.'"
What, exactly, would everyone's favorite playful ghost be doing 26 years on from his last adventures? It's not clear, but Grahame-Smith certainly seems confident that he's got an idea worth Keaton's time. And hey, there's Tim Burton's blessing, so they've got that going for them.
So, what does Keaton have to say?
"We're not there yet, because we don't have a film to present to him."
So, there's no cohesive pitch to bring to the star just yet. Keaton has said in the past that he'd return to the Beetlejuice role, and maybe if he's reading the news he's thinking about it right now, but efforts to sequelize this flick date all the way back to Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian (yeah, that was a thing) way back in the early '90s, so who knows how things will go now?
What do you think? Should Keaton return for another Beetlejuice? Should another Beetlejuice happen at all?
(Via Bleeding Cool)

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