New 'Labyrinth' Movie in the Works With 'Don't Breathe' Director

The original pic followed a 16-year old girl who is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother after her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King, played by the late David Bowie. An interesting project for Alvarez for sure.

Alvarez told Deadline, "Labyrinth is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking".

Labyrinth was a box office disappointment, but has grown to be a cult classic, often being screened at cinemas and on TV. Plus, you can never replace David Bowie.

A sequel or continuation of has been in the works since at least 2014, and past year, it was reported that Guardians of the Galaxy writer Nicole Perlman was tapped to write the screenplay for a remake.

The website Deadline confirmed the news, saying that Don't Breathe's Fede Alvarez is on board to direct, as well as co-writing the script with British screenwriter Jay Basu. She's now writing Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel with Inside Out writer Meg LeFauve.

I still don't take it back. The movie is a co-production between The Jim Henson Company and TriStar Pictures, with Henson Company's Lisa Henson producing and Nicole Brown overseeing for TriStar. Alvarez is now focused on Spider's Web, a reboot of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise, that's now in the process of casting and gearing up for a fall shoot. None of those projects are anywhere near "family friendly", so this strikes me as a peculiar choice.

Now here's some pretty exciting movie news for 80s kids everywhere - there's going to be a sequel to Labyrinth. Rather, plans are apparently in place to create a story within the existing framework of the 1986 movie mythos, while likely avoiding any direct connection to the events of the movie.

  • Salvatore Jensen