A while back, there had been rumors of a reboot to the 1986 Jim Henson cult classic Labyrinth with Nicole Perlman to script the film. After Perlman denied her involvement with the film, it looked as if there was not going to be a reboot, but that’s all changed.
TriStar Pictures is developing a new story within the universe of the original film, a method similar to the upcoming Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, where it’s not so much a remake or reboot, but rather a “do-over/spin-off”.
Fede Alvarez (left), director of the acclaimed horror films the Evil Dead remake and Don’t Breathe, has been hired to direct the film and co-write the script with Jay Basu. Lisa Henson will be serving as a producer on the film. One thing that is confirmed about the new film is that it will not have the Goblin King Jareth, immortalized by the late David Bowie (right) in the original film.
Both Alvarez and Basu are working together on The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the adaptation of the fourth book in the Lisbeth Salander series. After completion of that film, which is scheduled to begin production this fall, the duo will them work on Labyrinth.
More as this develops…
H/T: Dark Horizons