David Bowie's Labyrinth set for reboot with Guardians of the Galaxy writer
Labyrinth, the cult fantasy movie that starred David Bowie as Jareth The Goblin King, is to get a reboot.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman has been assigned the task of writing the reboot of Jim Henson's 1986 cult classic. She has confirmed her work on the project and has promised that it will "be handled with love and respect".
Labyrinth is my favorite film from childhood, so I share your concerns that any continuation of the world be handled with love and respect.— Nicole Perlman (@Uncannygirl) January 23, 2016
There were rumours last year that sequels to both Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal were in development, but Labyrinth is now the focus.
Labyrinth starred Bowie and a 15-year old Jennifer Connelly. It told the story of Sarah, a young girl who is forced to try and work her way through an enormous maze to rescue her brother Toby, who has been kidnapped by Jareth, the Goblin King. Bowie and Connelly are the only two humans on screen, with puppets taking all the other roles.
Despite a mixed performance at the box office upon release, Labyrinth has a found huge audience on DVD, you can check it out for yourself in our online store, which is here.