Buried in a recent report at Variety about Billy Crystal joining the Jim Henson Company's production of a movie called Which Witch? is an even more awesomely interesting piece of news.
At the end of the article they list several movies they are currently working on, and those include Fraggle Rock; a sequel to 1982’s The Dark Crystal; a movie based on the Emmet Otter character, and a sequel to 1986’s Labyrinth. This is the first time I've heard about a Labyrinth sequel. There were no other details revealed, but it's exciting to know that it's in the works.
As for the project that Crystal will be working on, it's based on a 1979 book by Eva Ibbotson, the story of which follows a wizard who holds a contest among the seven witches to determine which witch one he will marry. The actor said,
"When Brian Henson called me about it, I didn’t know the book. But it’s a fantastic story, and I brought in a wonderful writer, Michael Feldman, and we’ve written a terrific and inventive script. I’ll play a character as well, which will be great fun because he actually has two eyes."
It's great to see that the gears are turning over at the Jim Henson Company and that we'll start seeing more movies from them. Their most recent film is the live-action family comedy, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which comes out this weekend. That movie was actually surprisingly really enjoyable.