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.
“’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