A sequel to the 1980s cult classic Labyrinth is apparently in the early stages of production.

Less than a year after the death of star David BowieLabyrinth, reports indicate that the sequel is set to begin filming in fall 2017:

Fede Alvarez, the filmmaker behind last year’s sleeper hit Don’t Breathe, is tackling a sequel to Labyrinth, the 1986 Jim Henson movie that starred David Bowie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Labyrinth sequel was a “continuation” of the original rather than a reboot, and Bowie’s Goblin King character would not be reprised:

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. The goblin king will not be represented in the film.

A sequel to Labyrinth has been long anticipated (and rumored) by its fans. Alvarez will write and direct the film, and Jim Henson’s daughter Lisa Henson will produce it. A timeline for release has not yet been reported.

Sources:

Fleming, Jr., Mike.   “TriStar Rebirths World Of ‘Labyrinth:’ ‘Spider Web’s Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu Aboard.”
    Deadline.   14 April 2017.

Kit, Boris.   “New ‘Labyrinth’ Movie In The Works With ‘Don’t Breathe’ Director.”
    The Hollywood Reporter.   13 April 2017.

McCartney, Claire.   “David Bowie’s Iconic Film ‘Labyrinth’ Gets A Sequel.”
    Paper.   13 April 2017.