The long-awaited 'Beetlejuice' sequel is officially set for release this year, and Michael Keaton has teased further details about the film.

Keaton, of course, played the malicious (but hilarious) character in the 1988 original, and is set to reprise the role in 'Beetlejuice Beetlejuice', which is released in cinemas in September.

However, in a new interview he said that there were certain stipulations that had to be imposed before he agreed to play the iconic character again.

He told People: "The one thing that he and I decided on early, early, early on from the beginning, if we ever did it again, I was totally not interested in doing something where there was too much technology. It had to feel handmade."

He added: "What made it fun was watching somebody in the corner actually holding something up for you, to watch everybody in the shrunken head room and say, ‘Those are people under there, operating these things, trying to get it right.'

"When you get to do that again after years of standing in front of a giant screen, pretending somebody’s across the way from you, this is just enormous fun."

The film will also see the return of Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz, while Jenna Ortega will play her daughter Astrid and Catherine O'Hara returns as her mother Delia. Tim Burton will also direct the sequel.

Keaton said that he and Burton had discussed a sequel several times over the years, but the timing was never right.

"We thought, ‘You got to get this right. Otherwise, just don’t do it. Let’s just go on with our lives and do other things'," he said. "So I was hesitant and cautious, and he was probably equally as hesitant and cautious over all these years. Once we got there, I said, ‘Okay, let’s just go for it. Let’s just see if we can do it, if we can pull this off.'"