A Labyrinth Movie Sequel is Coming
The beloved ’80s movie starring David Bowie and Jim Henson puppets is getting a sequel. Seeing the original Labyrinth, we were spellbound when David Bowie sang along with Jim Henson’s Muppets about a fantasy world full of bizarre creatures and magic.
Now fans get to see another puppet-filled story with a new Labyrinth movie sequel from TriStar Pictures and Jim Henson Company. Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson will direct, with Into The Dark: My Valentine‘s Maggie Levin penning the script.
The original 1986 Labyrinth movie from Lucasfilm starred Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King, who is infatuated with teenage Sarah played by Jennifer Connelly. Jareth kidnaps Sarah’s baby brother, and she must search for him in the magical Labyrinth surrounded by unusual creatures and her helpful friend Sir Didymus, a heroic knight who looks like a mix between a fox and a terrier dog.
There’s no word on the new movie’s story, who will be star in it or the release date, but Jim Henson Company will be creating the puppets as it did in the original film. Lisa Henson of The Jim Henson Company is producing, with Brian Henson executive producing.
Here’s hoping we get a cameo by Connelly, or maybe previous puppet characters like Sir Didymus, the giant beast Ludo and dwarf Hoggle will pop up in the story if it picks up in the same world.