Previously it was announced that there was interest in reviving Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, a good thirty years since it came out. While there isn’t an announced release date, the movie will begin production this Fall.
The as of yet untitled film will be directed and written by Fede Alvarez and Jay Basu. The two are already working together on a sequel to Sony’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The will also be working on an adaptation of EA’s Dante’s Inferno video game.
“Labyrinth is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking,” Alvarez told Deadline. “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.”
We’re not sure we know an actor who can take the place of David Bowie as the Goblin King (assuming he even is in this movie) but we’re quite eager to find out what’s coming for this movie.