Tim Burton has spoken about his involvement with the possible sequel to his classic 1988 film Beetlejuice.

The director previously expressed an interest in Beetlejuice 2, and has now said that he will take on the project if he likes writer Seth Grahame-Smith's work.

He told Collider: "[I'd do it] if it was interesting. Although I don't know if I would ever know a good script if it bit me in the face. But I know what I like, so we'll see."

Burton also revealed that he plans to take a short hiatus before working on his next project, saying: "It's kind of embarrassing that I have three movies [this year]. I'm sick of me already."

Writer Grahame-Smith, who was personally chosen by Burton to pen the Beetlejuice sequel, said that the project will be a sequel in the strictest form.

He said: "It's not a remake, it's not a reboot, it is a true sequel with Michael Keaton as the title character Beetlejuice."