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'Labyrinth' Is Officially Getting A Sequel

'Labyrinth' Is Officially Getting A Sequel

It's official - a sequel to David Bowie's 1986 movie Labyrinth is happening!

The film is set to be directed by Scott Derrickson - who has also worked on the likes of Snowpiercer and The Exorcism of Emily Rose - with Maggie Levin (Into the Dark, and My Valentine) penning the script.

Over 30 years on from Jim Henson's original, the film is set to be a very welcome arrival for Labyrinth fans.

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According to Deadline, Lisa Henson of The Jim Henson Company is producing, meanwhile Brian Henson will be executive producing. Like the original, it will be distributed by TriStar Pictures.

Although details of the sequel - such as plot and cast - are yet to be announced, we're expecting it to be as wild and wonderful as the first - and fans are already excited.

If you need a recap, the 1986 original movie starred David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. The musical fantasy film follows 16-year-old Sarah (played by Jennifer) as she tries to reach a gigantic maze to rescue her baby brother, Toby.

The 1986 original movie starred David Bowie and a teenage Jennifer Connelly (Credit: TriStar Pictures)
The 1986 original movie starred David Bowie and a teenage Jennifer Connelly (Credit: TriStar Pictures)
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Sarah had secretly wished Toby away after getting fed up of his crying, and feeling guilty, she sets out to find him after he was kidnapped by goblins.

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Jareth, the Goblin King (played by David Bowie) tells Sarah she has just 13 hours to complete the labyrinth before her baby brother is turned into a goblin forever. Of course, the rescue mission is easier said than done and she ends up in a whirlwind adventure filled with peculiar creatures.

During her journey, she meets a beast called Ludo and a goblin named Hoggle, who end up helping her on her quest. They are confronted with riddles and challenges, but once Sarah makes it into the castle, she confronts Jareth and does everything she can to save her beloved Toby.

The film is set to be directed by Scott Derrickson (Credit: TriStar Pictures)
The film is set to be directed by Scott Derrickson (Credit: TriStar Pictures)
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The film has retained its cult status over all these years, with spin-offs including novels, comic books and video games launching over the last three decades.

Fans have been getting excited over on Twitter, with one tweeting: "Omg a Labyrinth Sequel?! My childhood is coming back!!!"

While another said: "As an avid fan of Labyrinth all my life I am more than excited that they're going to be making a sequel!! The Netflix series of Dark Crystal was AMAZING."

Others, however, are concerned about how the sequel would work without David Bowie, who sadly passed away in 2016.

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While we're yet to hear when it might arrive, we can't wait to find out who'll be starring. In the meantime, the original Labyrinth film is available to watch on Netflix now!

Featured Image Credit: TriStar Pictures

Topics: Film News, TV and Film

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]