Jim Henson’s 1986 cult-favorite film Labyrinth, starring David Bowie, and Jennifer Connelly, is scheduled to get a long-awaited sequel thanks to TriStar Pictures.
After three decades, Labyrinth lived on in tie-in novels, comic books, video games, perennial screenings, and even an annual fan masquerade ball will return to the big screen directed by Scott Derrickson, best known for his foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with 2016’s Doctor Strange. According to the entertainment news site Deadline, Derrickson, who recently passed on the opportunity to direct the sequel to Doctor Strange, will be directing and Maggie Levin, who wrote and directed Into the Dark, and My Valentine for Hulu, will handle the scriptwriting duties.
Rounding out the team in charge of the upcoming film will be Lisa Henson of The Jim Henson Company producing and Brian Henson serving as the executive producer. Derrickson is will also be executive producing with his frequent collaborator C. Robert Cargill, and Blanca Lisa, VP of feature film production, is shepherding the project for The Jim Henson Company.
No date as to when filming will begin, who will star in the film, or release date has been released at this time.
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