‘Doctor Strange’ helmer, Scott Derrickson, has been set to direct a sequel to Jim Henson’s ‘Labyrinth’.
Maggie Levin, who wrote and directed ‘Into the Dark’, and ‘My Valentine for Hulu’, will pen the script.
Lisa Henson of The Jim Henson Company is producing. Brian Henson is executive producing. Derrickson is executive producing with his frequent collaborator C. Robert Cargill.
David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly starred in the 1986 original film revolves around 16-year-old Sarah’s (Connelly) quest to reach the centre of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby, whom Sarah wished away to Jareth the Goblin King (Bowie). Most of the film’s significant characters, apart from Bowie and Connelly, are played by puppets produced by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
Earlier this year, Derrickson walked away from the sequel to ‘Doctor Strange’ due to “creative differences”
“Marvel and I have mutually agreed to part ways on ‘Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness’ due to creative differences,” Derrickson tweeted. “I am thankful for our collaboration and will remain on as EP.”
Derrickson’s previous work includes ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’, ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’ and ‘Doctor Strange’. His future projects see him attached to ‘Bermuda Triangle’ and ‘When Gravity Fails’. He has also worked as a producer on the new Netflix series ‘Snowpiercer’.