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UPDATE: ‘Labyrinth’ Sequel Moves Forward with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Co-Writer

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Update: Nicole Perlman clarified that her “Labyrinth” movie will not be a reboot.

Original story: “Guardians of the Galaxy” co-writer Nicole Perlman will pen the script for Tri-Star’s “Labyrinth” reboot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tri-Star recently struck a deal with Jim Henson Co., which will allow them to produce a new iteration of the cult classic film. It is unclear at this time if the film will reimagine the original or act as a sequel.

While a financial disappointment upon its release in 1986 (the film made $12.7 million on a budget of $25 million), the original film starring Jennifer Connelly and the late David Bowie has experienced a resurgence in popularity and become a cult classic.

Directed by Jim Henson, the original “Labyrinth” follows 15-year-old Sarah in her effort to reach the center of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother from the Goblin King. Monty Python’s Terry Jones penned the script and George Lucas executive produced the 1986 film.

Comments

  • Cowtools

    This is just sad.
    I’m sure they’ll have no problem finding a pop star of the equivalent charisma, mystique and talent to fill David Bowie’s shoes/pants. No. Problem. At. All.

  • PretenderNx01

    Good luck, announcing this when Bowie is barely cold doesn’t seem like a good idea. :p

  • darkflame

    They did announce a comic book sequel awhile back too.

  • MysteriousStranger

    Bowie was Labyrinth.
    To announce this news now is in utterly terrible taste.

  • MysteriousStranger

    it will probably be some dunce leftover from American Idol, like how Queen tried to replace Freddie Mercury a while back.

  • Alex W

    Worst timing ever.

  • AbsolutGrndZer0

    I know for awhile they wanted to do a sequel about Toby all grown up, and last I heard the baby who played Toby was interested in the part.

    I do agree though, the timing of this ‘we’re still doing it’ announcement is kinda… no cool.

  • Lawrence Morrow

    I think we can all let out a sigh of relief that this story is bullshit. Nicole herself tweeted “Not ‘rebooting’ anything, guys.” today, since this article landed.

    https://twitter.com/Uncannygirl?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

  • Master Bumscratch

    Please, somebody, make it stop.

    That’s before even considering how poorly-timed the announcement is. Twats.

  • Master Bumscratch

    Please, somebody, make it stop.

    That’s before even considering how poorly-timed the announcement is. Twats.

  • Max Blood

    bet they replace him with some black dude that raps and replace her with a mexican that only speaks spanish

  • capitandelespacio

    Hey, Sony did the same thing with Harold Ramis passing.

  • ZigZagWave

    No…just no. Leave it alone!

  • butters911

    Yes. That is the real issue…..

  • MysteriousStranger

    Brian Froud and his son Toby (who played Toby in the film) say they haven’t even been contacted by these people.

    No Bowie, no Henson, no Frouds – it’s not Labyrinth.

    Also, you can’t “reboot” a movie with only one in the series.

    Call it what is: a remake. No more of these Hollywood euphemisms for unoriginality.

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