Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe) is on a hot streak and he has just been tapped by TriStar Pictures and The Jim Henson Company to helm a film that will take place in the Labyrinth universe. The picture will not be a remake and will not feature Jareth.
Labyrinth is easily among my top five favorite films from childhood. So, I am ecstatic to learn that a sequel is being developed and am even more pleased that it is coming from the mind of Fede Alvarez.
The screenplay for the upcoming feature will be co-penned by Alvarez and Jay Basu (The Girl in the Spider Web).
Next up for Alvarez is The Girl in the Spider Web. But he is expected to begin production on the Labyrinth film after that.
“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.”
Details about the project are scarce at this point but we will keep you informed as soon as we learn more.
Labyrinth finds a teenage girl Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) carelessly wishing that The Goblin King (David Bowie) would take her baby brother away. Much to Sarah’s surprise, The Goblin King is all too happy to accommodate her wish.