The follow-up to Labyrinth, the 1980s musical fantasy movie which had starred David Bowie as Goblin King, is now in the works.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Fede Alvarez will be writing and directing this movie and Lisa Henson, the daughter of the original movie’s director Jim Henson, will be producing it.
Released in 1986, Labyrinth had starred Jennifer Connelly as Sarah, the teenager who journeys through a magical realm to rescue her brother after he is kidnapped by Goblin King Jareth. Sarah encounters many puppet creatures, and this movie was a huge box-office flop when it had released.
A remake of this movie has been rumored for a long time. Last year, Nicole Perlman had denied that she was working on the latest version of this movie after a few reports of the reboot had surfaced after Bowie’s death.
An article from the The Hollywood Reporter suggests that the Labyrinth movie will be a continuation of the previous movie rather than an actual reboot.
Alvarez is well-known for directing Sam Raimi’s supernatural movie, Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe. The director is now working on The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
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