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David Bowie's Labyrinth to get a sequel

Labyrinth

Story by Jack Foley

DAVID Bowie’s classic fantasy movie Labyrinth is to get a sequel.

TriStar has reportedly closed a deal with The Jim Henson Co. to produce a new iteration of the 1986 cult classic, which follows the adventures of a teenager, played by Jennifer Connelly in one of her first roles, who has to navigate a fantastical maze in order to save her young brother after he is kidnapped by a goblin king (Bowie).

The original film marked the last film to be directed by legendary Muppets creator Jim Henson but wasn’t a box office smash. It has, however, gone on to become a beloved classic.

Although initial reports suggested the new film would be a reboot, it has since emerged that it is more of a follow-up, with Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman penning the script.

Perlman is also co-writing Captain Marvel, Marvel’s first female-led movie, together with Inside Out scribe Meg LeFauve.

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