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