TriStar Pictures closed a deal with the Jim Henson Co. to produce a continuation of the cult classic Labyrinth. TriStar brought in Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman to develop the screenplay. TriStar’s Nicole Brown and Lisa Henson, daughter of the late Jim Henson, will be overseeing the production of the movie.
Last week it had been reported that the recently announced movie was a reboot rather than a continuation. The original 1986 movie, starring recently deceased David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, snuck its way into the hearts of many with its fantastic world full of muppet goblins and magically rearranging mazes. The idea of a reboot had been met with confusion and panic. Devoted fans were concerned another childhood movie would fall into the same fate in this current trend of movie remakes.
Perlman took to her Twitter account to clear up the confusion of the movie’s concept.
“Guys, please don’t fall for clickbait. No one is remaking Labyrinth. The movie is perfect as it is,” she said.
Perlman also stated her love for the original movie and her desire to keep the film true to its origin.
“Labyrinth is my favorite movie from childhood, so I share your concerns that any continuation of the world be handled with love and respect,” she said.
Rumors had also started that the announcement of a new movie was to make profit off of David Bowie’s recent death.
“Henson Co. and I started talking in late 2014, so the timing of these rumors is so upsetting. I would never seek to profit from Bowie’s death,” Perlman said.
While the potential is there for the movie to be a successful continuation, the movie is bound to be met with derision and disbelief. The Labyrinth sequel currently does not have an official release date.