Labyrinth in line for a revisit
Screenwriter, Nicole Perlman, has taken to Twitter to dismiss rumours that the film will be a reboot.
Not "rebooting" anything, guys.— Nicole Perlman (@Uncannygirl) January 23, 2016
Not all films should get a reboot - in fact, we'd wager that only the worst films should be given a second shot at greatness, so it comes as a concern that Labyrinth, a film that had the perfect combination of cast, writing and directing talent, is set to be rebooted. Especially when it comes so soon after the death of David Bowie who, with his wonder-crotch, was perfect for the role of Goblin King, Jareth. We genuinely hope this was in the works before last week's sad events and isn't a cash in.
The rebooted film is being written by original Guardians of the Galaxy screenwriter, Nicole Perlman (so does get brownie points for that at least) and is being produced by Jim Henson's daughter, Lisa Henson.
We're waiting on casting announcements, and this - as far as we understand - is NOT a sequel but a retelling of the story of the first film. Its early days and we have no idea on timescales. So far the studio behind the project, Tristar have yet to officially comment.
Along with Bowie, the original film starred Jennifer Connelly and was written by Monty Python's Terry Jones. The film was directed by Jim Henson and the poor theatrical reception (despite later becoming a cult classic) was directly responsible for his departure from feature film direction.
While we wait for further developments you could do far worse than getting hold of the original on Blu-ray from one of these retailers...
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter