A Sequel To David Bowie’s ‘Labyrinth’ Is Happening

Hollywood will once again dip back to the 80s for inspiration for a new movie, this time reincarnating “Labyrinth.” The 1986 fantasy classic starring the late David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly will be getting a sequel.

“Insiders stress that the new project is not a remake nor a reboot but rather a continuation of the story set in the rich Henson universe,” an insider told The Hollywood Reporter. “The goblin king will not be represented in the film.”

So David Bowie’s legacy as the goblin king will be preserved.

Tri-Star has picked director Fede Alvarez (“Don’t Breathe” and “Evil Dead”) and writer Jay Basu (“Monsters: Dark Continent”) for the upcoming “Labyrinth” movie. Lisa Henson, the CEO of The Jim Henson Company, will produce the movie. The original movie was the last film Jim Henson directed before he died.

Don’t expect the movie anytime soon however because Alvarez and Basu are currently developing “Girl in the Spider’s Web,” the sequel to “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Casting and production are said to start this fall.

“‘Labyrinth’ is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking,” Alvarez told Deadline. “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.'”

Hopefully, the new “Labyrinth” will fix these things.