It seems important to really stress the most important part of this news, THIS IS NOT A SEQUEL, REBOOT, RETELLING, OR REIMAGINING OF 1986’S LABYRINTH. Got that? Ok.
Don’t Breathe writer/director Fede Alvarez is currently in development on his Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sequel film Girl In The Spider’s Web, but The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news about his next project in the queue – a film set in Jim Henson‘s Labyrinth world.
Alvarez will write the script with Jay Basu and direct the project, Lisa Henson of The Henson Co. will produce the film which is currently slated to be released via Tri-Star.
Thankfully, THR makes SURE to point out the point we made above, that this upcoming proposed film is NOT a reboot, sequel, etc but rather another chapter in the world of the Goblins.
The original Labyrinth film was produced by the Jim Henson Company from a script written by Monty Python member Terry Jones and Dennis Lee, and directed by Jim Henson himself. David Bowie starred as the iconic tightpants/dreamboat/Goblin King Jareth who stole baby brother Toby of Jennifer Connelly‘s character Sarah. (Toby was actually played by concept and fantasy artist Brian Froud‘s son named Toby, which is pretty nifty especially when you see the original art Froud did for the film years before Toby was born.)