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Tim Burton in talks to direct Beetlejuice 2

Warner Bros keen to get the director back on board

Tim Burton is in talks to direct Beetlejuice 2, the sequel to his cult film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director is “mulling a return” to his 1988 classic, which starred Michael Keaton as a ghost of the underworld.

Burton is said to have been made an offer from Warner Bros to direct the film, which he has already agreed to produce.

Keaton is thought to have been approached to reprise his role of Betelgeuse, but he is yet to confirm whether he will accept.

The film would not be made for at least a year as the director is currently working on Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, due for release in summer 2015.

The original Beetlejuice film, which also starred Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryder, spawned an animated TV series produced by Burton.

Burton’s Frankenweenie was nominated for best animated feature at this year’s Oscars. His 2006 film Corpse Bride also won a nomination in the same category.

Beetlejuice won an Oscar for best make-up in 1989.