Tim Burton in Talks to Direct 'Beetlejuice 2'

The script for "Beetlejuice 2" is written by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg.
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Tim Burton is mulling a return to the world of his 1988 classic Beetlejuice.

Sources say that Burton has the offer from Warner Bros. to direct the movie, on which he is already a producer with David Geffen.

But insiders say that Burton has yet to read the latest draft of the script, which is by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg. (Grahame-Smith penned the scripts for Burton’s Dark Shadows and the Burton-produced Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, based on his own novel.) 

The involvement of Michael Keaton, who played the titular ghost, is up in the air at this stage.

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And it’s by no means his next movie. That would be Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which is set up at Fox.

That movie, an adaptation of a Ransom Riggs' YA novel, has a release date of July 15, 2014.