Beetlejuice: Winona Ryder 'Confirms' Sequel

Beetlejuice: Winona Ryder 'Confirms' Sequel

Winona Ryder says she believes a sequel to cult 1980s movie Beetlejuice is definitely going to happen.

The actress told US talk show host Seth Meyers that director Tim Burton had made his mind up about the film.

Ryder said: "I think I can confirm it because Tim Burton did this interview.

"Like, it was very hush-hush top secret, 'Oh I don’t know, it might happen, I don't know'.

"And then he was doing some press for Big Eyes and he did an on-camera interview and he said, 'Oh yeah, we're doing it, and Winona's gonna be in it' … I mean if he said it then I can."

Ryder appeared alongside Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis in the 1988 movie.

Keaton starred as the crude ghost in the black and white suit recruited to scare a family out of their house.

Director Tim Burton said in December the movie had a script and confirmed Keaton was again in line for the lead role.

He told IGN: "There's only one Beetlejuice and that's Michael. There is a script, and I would love to work with him again.

"I think there is now a better chance than ever … I miss that character. There's something cathartic and amazing about it."

Keaton also confirmed early last year he had spoken to Burton and the scriptwriter, but said it was early days.

Ryder also revealed in her talk show interview how she still gets asks to repeat the film's famous line - "Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice".

Used to summon Keaton's character, Ryder said customs officers had even asked her to say it at airports.

"It's better than a strip search or Taser," the actress joked.