We hope it’s a horror movie about Hoggle.
With horror gems Evil Dead (that was a badass remake) and last year’s Don’t Breathe under his belt, Fede Alvarez has quickly become of my favorite genre filmmakers. As we recently told you, Alvarez is next directing an adaptation of The Girl in the Spider’s Web, but the project he’s lined up after that is even more interesting. Apparently, he’s making a new Labyrinth movie?!
Deadline reports today that TriStar has set Alvarez to direct a film “that will delve into the universe Jim Henson hatched in the 1986 cult classic.” Jay Basu will write the movie with Alvarez, and it’s expected to begin production after Alvarez is finished with The Girl in the Spider’s Web.
The site notes that Basu and Alvarez have been tasked with creating a new story within the universe created in the original movie. It will NOT be a remake, nor will it feature Jareth.
“Labyrinth is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking,” said Alvarez. “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.”
In Labyrinth, which starred David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly…
A 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.
The film is a co-production between TriStar Pictures and The Jim Henson Co. Lisa Henson of The Henson Co. will produce and Nicole Brown will oversee for TriStar.
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