Well Guess What, A Labyrinth Sequel Is In The Works!
Well, nostalgia is something that undeniably has a hold over Hollywood these days. Not only is it TV that’s bring back popular properties but also the movies as they’ve recently announced a sequel to the 1986 classic, Labyrinth.
The original starred the late great David Bowie as well as Jennifer Connelly and was an adventure fantasy musical. Although it sucks that Bowie won’t be in the sequel but we all remain hopeful that it will be as good. The film followed 15-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), who made a mistake in wishing away her brother Toby who was only an infant. Toby was taken away by the Goblin King Jareth, who was portrayed by Bowie.
Jareth gives Sarah a mere 13 hours to save him before he turns poor toby into a goblin… forever! She then attempts to reach the centre of an enormous and terrifying labyrinth. The movie features other creatures who are played by puppets. Director Jim Henson died shortly after making the film. Now 31 years later a sequel becomes a reality.
Fede Alvarez, an Uruguayan filmmaker who is the mastermind behind 2013s Evil Dead as well as the acclaimed 2016 horror film Don’t Breathe. He will be spearheading the project with the film’s casting and production beginning autumn. Alvarez will also be co-writing the script with Guardians of the Galaxy writer Nicole Perlman as well as Jay Basu.
Sources close to the film have stressed it isn’t a remake but will instead be a story set in the universe from the original film. Alvarez was even prepared to say this; “Labyrinth is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking. I couldn’t be more thrilled to expand on Jim Henson’s mesmerising universe and take a new generation of moviegoers back into the Labyrinth.”
Also, any fears you have of Jareth being recast for the sequel have been put to rest. They’ve announced that the Goblin King won’t be featured at all in the sequel. The film won’t be out anytime soon as Alvarez is busy with Basu on the upcoming sequel to the 2011 Girl With the Dragon Tattoo- The Girl in the Spider’s Web.