UPDATE: Labyrinth may not be getting a reboot after all. According to the Guardian, screenwriter Nicole Perlman had been in talks with Jim Henson Co. about a year ago about a potential Labyrinth project, but talks ended shortly after that. Many fans thought that timing of the news that the classic film wold be remade was timed poorly with David Bowie’s death a few weeks ago. This doesn’t mean that it won’t happen, but it looks like Perlman won’t be involved and it will most likely not be a remake.
Guys, please don’t fall for all the clickbait. No one is remaking “Labyrinth.” That movie is perfect as it is.
— Nicole Perlman (@Uncannygirl) January 24, 2016
I really don’t think I care for this. According to The Hollywood Reporter, A deal has been closed by TriStar and Jim Henson Co. to remake the 1986 classic Labyrinth. This just weeks after the death of the iconic Goblin King in the film, David Bowie.
The script is being written by Guardians of the Galaxy writer Nicole Perlman. As of now, it is unclear if the new film will be an exact reboot, prequel, or sequel to the original.
Actually, a prequel or sequel might be decent, but I really hope they don’t just redo the original film. Also, who could possibly replace David Bowie as the Goblin King? Not to give him all the credit, Jennifer Connelly was the other person who made the film amazing.
Not to mention the amazing, practical special effects involved. Labrynth is one of those great fantasy films that has little need for CGI. Most of the characters in the film are puppets and they are awesome. Well, I suppose I’ll try to keep an open mind about all this.