Beetlejuice 2: Michael Keaton Says ‘It’s Possible That Ship Has Sailed’ The potential sequel to Tim Burton’s 1988 Comedy classic, Beetlejuice is one of those development stories that just won’t go away. Largely that’s because it isn’t just a dream. Tim Burton has stated as recently as May that it’s a project he’s still interested in working on under the “right circumstances.” The entire cast seems game to return, and in 2011, Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows) even went to work writing the screenplay for the sequel.