A sequel to Beetlejuice is another project that's been slowly building momentum over the years and Michael Keaton recently provided a status update on his involvement. Here's what he had to tell Rolling Stone during a recent interview:

"I've emailed Tim a couple of times, talked to the writer a couple of times, but all really, really preliminary stuff until relatively recently... I always said that [Beetlejuice] is the one thing I'd like to do again, if I ever did anything again. But it kind of required Tim to be involved some way or another. Now it looks like he is involved. And without giving too much away, we've talked to each other, and emailed each other, and if he's in, it's going to be hard not to be in."

If you missed out on the earlier news, Seth Grahame-Smith and partner David Katzenberg signed a production deal with Warner Bros. One of the first projects they've been working on is a sequel to Beetlejuice and Tim Burton has been involved, although it has been said the sequel idea is something Grahame-Smith came up with and pitched to Burton.

Of course, Warner Bros. is likely pushing for Tim Burton to direct, but Burton hasn't committed at this point. We've also heard that Winona Ryder has been approached about the movie, but again, nothing is official. During an interview late last year, Ryder could only say that she was "sworn to secrecy."

Also, don't worry about someone else stepping in to fill Keaton's shoes. Seth Grahame-Smith has stated on multiple occasions that the only way they'd do this is if they had him on board:

“When Warner Bros. came to us about it, we said the only way we’d do it if we got Tim [Burton’s] blessing and involvement, and we got that, and the star of the movie has to be Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, and it’s a true continuation 26 years later. Not just throwing him in as a cameo going, ‘Hey, it’s me. I endorse this movie.’"

Although it sounds like this project is still a good bit away from becoming a reality, we'll keep readers updated on anything of interest.