New Film Planned in ‘Labyrinth’ Universe
Since everything old is new again in Hollywood, it’s time for Labyrinth to get the update treatment. To be more specific, a continuation of the universe is in the works.
Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) will direct and Jay Basu will write the new take on Jim Henson’s hilariously creepy monster world.
“Labyrinth is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking,” Alvarez told Deadline. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to expand on Jim Henson’s mesmerizing universe, and take a new generation of moviegoers back into the Labyrinth.”
The 1986 original stars Jennifer Connelly as a teenager who goes on a quest through a weird, magical world to rescue her baby brother from Jareth the Goblin King, played by David Bowie.
With Henson directing, most of the creatures in the film are puppets from his workshop.
It’s the kind of movie that could only be made in the 80s.
The new film will take place in the same universe but feature new characters and stories. Meaning there will be no new, recast Jareth, thank goodness.
Alvarez and Basu are in pre-production on The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the next entry in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo story. After that project they will start work on Labyrinth.