Everything seems to be pretty heavy right now, so we’re all living for those little fragments of positivity that make it all worthwhile. And as there’s a Labyrinth sequel soon to be in the works, we can safely say that this is one of those occasions.
If you grew up with this movie – especially if you’re an 80s kid – you’ll either be excited or suspicious about this new addition. The original 1986 fantasy musical starred Jennifer Connelly and, of course, the late David Bowie. As we all know.
So we’re also all painfully aware that Bowie won’t be around to make an appearance in the sequel. If we’re being real, it’ll never beat the original. But we can still be optimistic: maybe it’ll be (almost) equally as good.
If you’ve never heard of Labyrinth, it features Jennifer Connelly as Sarah, a 15 year old girl, who wishes away her younger brother Toby. He ends up being taken by Jareth, the Goblin King (A.K.A. David Bowie), who gives Sarah an ultimatum – save her brother in 13 hours, or he’ll be transformed into a goblin for the rest of eternity.
To do this, Sarah has to take on a huge, strange, unearthly maze – or a labyrinth, if you will.
A lot of the characters she encounters along the way are puppets created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. This film was the last project Jim Henson directed before he passed away.
The announcement of the sequel, 31 years after Labyrinth was released, was recently confirmed by Deadline.
Don’t worry, though. It won’t be a badly put together sequel with someone else playing the iconic Goblin King. Insiders have told us that this movie won’t be a remake at all. Instead, it will be a new story set within the same universe we’ve seen in the original film – and the Goblin King definitely won’t be in it this time.
Fede Álvarez, co-writer of the script, said: “Labyrinth is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking. I couldn’t be more thrilled to expand on Jim Henson’s mesmerizing universe and take a new generation of moviegoers back into the Labyrinth.”
Are you looking forward to it? Let us know what you think in the comments!