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‘Labyrinth’ Reboot Gains A Director

Earlier last year, we learned that TriStar Pictures had plans for a reboot of the 1986 Jim Henson classic, Labyrinth. Now, Deadline has reported that TriStar has finally found their director. The reboot will be directed by Evil Dead re-maker and Don’t Breathe director, Fede Alvarez. Alongside the Labyrinth reboot, he is also  he’s currently working on a reboot for Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Alvarez  has also recently stated that he is bringing in his Spider’s Web scribe Jay Basu to co-write the film with him. The Labyrinth reboot will not be a remake, but it will take place within the same universe as the original film, making it possibly more of a spin-off than a sequel.
Alvarez is extremely enthusiastic and honored to be taking on the role as director for the reboot, especially since it is a famed Jim Henson classic:

“’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.”

 

Jim Henson’s original 1986 Labyrinth starred Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie.  Connelly plays a young woman, Sarah, who accidentally offers up her baby brother to the Goblin King, Jareth. To rescue the child, Sarah must navigate a fantastical world of creatures and magic until she can ultimately face off against Jareth himself.

Stay tuned for more details on the release of this reboot!

 

 

Source: Comingsoon.net, Deadline

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