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Prepare Yourselves Because A 'Labyrinth' Sequel Is On Its Way

Mel Ramsay

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Prepare Yourselves Because A 'Labyrinth' Sequel Is On Its Way

In a time where everything seems a bit shit, we live for the small pieces of good news that get us through. This is one of those times.

80s kids, rejoice. Labyrinth, the 1986 classic starring the late David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, the adventure fantasy musical, is getting a sequel.

Yeah, it sucks that Bowie won't be in the sequel. We know this. But hopefully it'll be nearly as good. It's never going to be better, let's be honest.

If you haven't seen it (and if not, where have you been for the last 31 years?) Labyrinth followed the story of a 15-year-old girl called Sarah (played by Jennifer Connelly) who wished away her infant brother, Toby. He was taken away by Jareth, the Goblin King (played by David Bowie) who gives her 13 hours to save him before he's turned into a goblin forever.


She then has to attempt to reach the centre of an enormous otherworldly maze - a labyrinth.

Most of the other characters are played by puppets produced by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. The movie was the last film Jim Henson directed before he died.

The news that the film is getting a sequel after 31 years was exclusively confirmed by Deadline.

Uruguayan filmmaker Fede Álvarez, the brains behind Evil Dead (2013) and Don't Breathe (2016), will head up the project, with casting and production beginning this autumn.


He will also be co-writing the script with British screenwriter, Jay Basu - and Nicole Perlman (best known for co-writing the script for Guardians of the Galaxy) is reportedly on board too.

Insiders have stressed that it will not be a remake, but 'a new story within the universe created in the original movie'.

Alvarez told Deadline: "Labyrinth is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking. 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."

If you're worried that someone will be taking over Bowie's character, Jareth, don't panic. The Goblin King will not feature in the sequel.


Don't expect it to come out anytime soon, as Alvarez and Basu are currently very busy. They're working on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sequel - The Girl In The Spider's Web.

At least it's something to look forward to though, right?

Featured Image Credit: TriStar Pictures

Topics: Entertainment News, Film, David Bowie, Sequel

Mel Ramsay
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