'Beetlejuice,' the 1988 film that helped put star Michael Keaton on the map, may be getting a sequel.

Keaton has apparently wanted to reprise the title role for years, and he's now meeting with writer Seth Graeme-Smith and director Tim Burton -- who helmed the original -- about a follow-up.

When asked about Keaton's level of enthusiasm, Graeme-Smith (who penned Burton's upcoming 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter') said in an interview:

[Keaton] has been wanting to do it for 20 years and he'll talk to anybody about it who will listen. I really told him, I have a huge reverence for Tim and a huge reverence for that film in general."

So how likely is it to happen?

It's a reality in the sense that I met with Michael last week," Graeme-Smith said. "We talked for a couple of hours and talked about big picture stuff. It's a priority for Warner Bros. It's a priority for Tim."

Still, it has to be right.

I don't think we should do it if we sh*t on the legacy ... [Keaton] agrees. So, right now, it remains to be seen. I have a couple of story ideas, but we've very early out."

In case you've forgotten, the cult-classic 'Beetlejuice' also featured very young versions of Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Winona Ryder. We're guessing at least one of them will be too busy for the sequel. Well, maybe not Geena Davis.

[via Shock Til You Drop]