Promoting his upcoming fantasy adventure film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” director Tim Burton responded to rumors about a certain sequel that have been swirling around for years now. Collider reports that Burton finally set the record straight on “Beetlejuice 2,” the sequel to his 1988 comedy horror film starring Michael Keaton, claiming that he’s interested in the material and has discussed it with some principal actors. Burton says, “[The] fact of it is I have talked to Michael [Keaton] and I have talked to Winona [Ryder], I’ve talked to a few people. It’s something that I really would like to do in the right circumstances, but it’s one of those films where it has to be right. It’s not a kind of a movie that cries out [for a sequel], it’s not the Beetlejuice trilogy.” Reports of a “Beetlejuice” sequel date back to 1990 before picking up steam around 2011.
Known for his dark fantasy films, Burton has worked in Hollywood since the mid-’80s, directing a host of hits that sealed his legacy. His films include “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,” “Batman,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Batman Returns,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” and “Big Fish.” His most recent work includes last year’s “Big Eyes,” which won Amy Adams a Golden Globe award for her performance, and he produced this year’s “Alice Through The Looking Glass,” which garnered negative reviews.
Meanwhile, Michael Keaton is set to star in the upcoming biographical film “The Founder” based on Ray Kroc’s acquisition of the McDonald’s fast food chain, and Winona Ryder will star in an upcoming Netflix drama “Stranger Things.”