It always happens when you’re set to pack up after a long week ready for a four day weekend only to discover that 1) Star Wars Celebration is happening (of you haven’t seen the beautiful Carrie Fisher tribute video yet you simply must) and 2) A sequel to one of the most iconic movies of the 1980s has been announced.
Deadline are reporting that Tristar pictures have plans to expand on the Labyrinth universe with Fede Alvarez set to direct and Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent) on screenwriting duties. The 1986 movie starred the likes of David Bowie and Jennifer Connolly and saw Sarah (Connolly) sent on a question to save her baby brother within 13 hours or forever lose him to the Goblin King (Bowie).
The movie to this day has a massive cult following and saw Director Jim Henson bring to life some of the strangest creatures you could ever imagine. Remember these are the days before CGI so everything was done piratically which is where Muppets creator Henson shone so brightly.
The movie will apparently begin production once Alvarez has completed the next part of the The Girl In The Spider’s Web, (the next part of the Lisbeth Salander – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise). According to the story, the movie will be based inside the same universe that Labyrinth created by is not a direct sequel or continuation in the 1986 story.
Alvarez told deadline:
“Labyrinth is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking. 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.”
So what do you think of the news? Is it music to your ears or should it be left alone? With so many franchises being revived, I guess it’s no surprise that Labyrinth is the next to follow. Let us know in the comments section below.