14 Apr – The director of "Don't Breathe", Fede Alvarez, has been tapped by TriStar to helm the sequel to Jim Henson's "Labyrinth".
Deadline reported that the film will be set in the same universe as the cult classic and Alvarez and Jay Basu will co-write the story after they've finished with "The Girl in the Spider's Web", the sequel to "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo".
The film will be about a new story within the universe introduced in "Labyrinth". It is not intended to be a remake and will probably end up more like a spinoff than a sequel.
The new "Labyrinth" will be produced by Lisa Henson of The Jim Henson Co. and Nicole Brown will oversee for TriStar.
The original film was about a teenage girl (Jennifer Connelly) who wished her little brother away. When the Goblin King (played by the late David Bowie) grants her wish, the regretful teen is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her brother before he is turned into a goblin.
While the movie may not have been a box office smash, it was considered Bowie's greatest scripted performance on-screen and is loved by filmmakers.
Alvarez's "Labyrinth" has barely begun its preproduction stage, but you can be sure that a lot of people will be looking forward to it.