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Tim Burton in talks to direct Beetlejuice 2

The long-awaited sequel to Beetlejuice looks as though it's going to finally happen, with Tim Burton in discussions over a return to the director's chair.

Burton has long had one eye on reprising the project, with his involvement in a potential sequel apparently dependent on the strength of the script.

Seth Grahame-Smith had been tasked with writing said script for Warner Bros, and it seems it was up to scratch, as Burton has now entered talks with the studio, according to a report by The Wrap .

Meanwhile, Michael Keaton is also expected to return to the title role, having previously revealed that "I'd do that in a heartbeat… that's the one thing I'd love to do again."

The report claims that Beetlejuice 2 won't be Burton's next project, but with a script in place and a leading man potentially on board, it might not be too far away either…

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.