The new film would serve as a long-awaited sequel to Burton's 1988 supernatural blockbuster, which was screened at this year'sin April in honor of its 25th anniversary. The original starred Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Michael Keaton, as the titular "bio-exorcist" tasked with scaring a family out of a haunted house.
Keaton, who will co-star in, is also in talks along with Burton to return for the sequel.
The "Beetlejuice 2" screenplay was written by David Katzenberg and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," which was produced by Burton., who also penned
It looks like it might be a while, though, before we see Keaton and company dance once again to"Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)."
Burton's next directorial effort is slated to be a film adaptation of Ransom Riggs' 2011 best-selling novel, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," due for release in 2015.