The Script For The Sequel To Jim Henson's LABYRINTH Has Been Completed
The Jim Henson Company has been looking at developing a sequel to the classic 1986 fantasy film Labyrinth for a few years. They eventually teamed up with TriStar Pictures and director Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe).
The director has now revealed in a recent interview with Fandango that the script for the movie has been completed:
“I was actually having lunch yesterday with Lisa Henson and we reconnected with that project. We're very excited about it. It is basically a direct continuation of the first movie many years later, and I can't tell you much more about it... but we have a script, and we're very excited about it so we'll see where that goes. Like always, it takes time and effort to put those movies together because they're larger than life. But that's one of the projects that I'm very excited about.”
This is exciting news! I’m a big fan of the original film and the fact that we will get to revisit that fantasy world is kinda cool.
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.
It’s sad that Bowie won’t be able to be a part of it, but I hope that they honor his legacy in this sequel.
The Jim Henson Company has seen a resurgence recently as they are working on several projects right now that include The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, The Witchlands, Knights of Panterra, and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio.
Alvarez most recently directed the upcoming film The Girl in the Spider's Web. He’s consistently made really good movies, so I’m looking forward to seeing how he handles this sequel to Labyrinth.