The Remake of LABYRINTH Will Be Directed By EVIL DEAD Helmer Fede Alvarez
Last year is was announced that Jim Henson's classic 1986 fantasy film Labyrinth would be getting remade. That remake is moving forward with director Fede Alvarez, who previously brought us the hardcore horror films Don't Breathe and the Evil Dead remake.
I've actually enjoyed the films that Alvarez has made. If you've seen his previous films, then you know that he's not afraid to do crazy and shocking things. He's also set to co-write the film with Jay Basu, who is currently writing The Girl in the Spider's Web, which is the Girl With a Dragon Tattoo sequel that Alvarez is also set to direct.
According to Variety, the Labyrinth remake won't go into development until after the director is completed with The Girl in the Spider's Web. The film is a co-production between TriStar Pictures and The Jim Henson Co. and Lisa Henson is set to produce.
It makes me happy that at least The Jim Henson Co. is involved. As much as I don't want to see this film get remade, I'm looking on the bright side, and I'm excited that we will get to see some new effects and puppet work from The Jim Henson Co. I miss seeing their work! We don't see enough of it these days.
The original film followed a 16-year old girl who is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King after she wishes for him to be taken away. The Goblin King was wonderfully played by the late David Bowie.
What do you all think about Alvarez taking on the Labyrinth remake? I think the guy has a very bold visual style and I hope that whatever he does will honor the original film.