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property to get that makeover is Jim Henson’s cult classic Labyrinth. Just in, the sequel has found its director, and he’s no stranger to trippy visuals.
As per Deadline, Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson will be taking the helm of the Labyrinth sequel. We don’t have any details on the story yet, but the script is said to be coming from Maggie Levin who has worked on shows like Into the Dark and My Valentine.
Though Labyrinth may have flopped when it hits theaters back in 1986, the film has since become a cult classic, and David Bowie’s performance as the Goblin King Jareth is nothing but iconic.
The way these reboot/sequels go, I expect the sequel to focus on a younger protagonist/cast with cameo appearances from actors of the original film. We can’t expect Bowie to reprise the part of Jareth, but maybe there’s room for Jennifer Connelly to return, or maybe Sarah’s younger brother Toby who was the McGuffin of the first movie.
Besides that, I think it’s essential that the movie should have all the kooky creatures and visual effects that the first Labyrinth was known for. With Jim Henson at the helm, Labyrinth was one of the most visually captivating films at the time; the bar should be set so high for this upcoming sequel by Derrickson.
No release date has been set for this Labyrinth follow-up, but hopefully we get an update before the year ends.