Every now and again on social media this has arisen; the reboot of the 80s cult classic Labyrinth.
For a while many were fooled by some wonderful fan art depicting the Goblin King and Sarah, but nothing was heard from any studios.
Well hold on to your hats, because the sequel is now currently listed as In Development, even more encouraging is the news from EW that Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman has been brought on board to write the script.
Studio TriStar Pictures and The Jim Henson Company have allegedly made a deal to make a sequel to Labyrinth. Previous rumours circulating suggested a reboot, but I think there would be totally anarchy if anyone tried to remake what is already a fabulous film.
The news comes just weeks after the tragic loss of the actor who starred as the film’s most famous villain, David Bowie. It was Labyrinth that cemented for many Bowie’s credentials in the role of Jareth The Goblin King. However, some of us knew him before that when he was Ziggy.
The original film was also the last Jim Henson directed before his death in 1990. Henson achieved world wide fame for his Muppets.
In terms of box-office success, Labyrinth was a complete flop on the big screen, and it received some very lukewarm reviews. Somehow it has, like all good cult classics, spent the last three decades becoming everyone’s favourite fantasy film. Mine included.
At the moment though, Perlman is deeply mired within the Marvel Cinematic Universe as she works alongside Meg LeFauve on Captain Marvel, which will feature the MCU’s first female superhero headlining her own movie. I know Black Widow, I feel for you too.
Sony Pictures, which owns TriStar and The Jim Henson Company, declined to comment on the rumours.
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