by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
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Labyrinth, the 1986 fantasy film that starred David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly and was directed by Jim Henson, has a new iteration in the works.
The Hollywood Reporter dropped the news that Tristar managed to finalize a deal with The Jim Henson Co. to bring the fantasy film back to the big screen for a new generation.
The original film saw a young girl (Connelly in one of her earliest roles) navigate a maze to save her brother from the Goblin King (Bowie).
While no director has been mentioned it’s interesting to note just who has been tapped to write it. Nicole Perlman has been hired to tackle writing duties. Perlman is best known for writing the first draft of Guardians Of The Galaxy and teaming with Inside Out writer Meg LeFauve to handle Marvel’s first female-centric superhero film Captain Marvel.
While the original film did horrible at the box office upon its initial release it found its niche later on in life, becoming something of a cult classic.
There’s no word yet on whether or not this film will be a reboot or a sequel to the 1986 flick.