First we heard that we were getting a new Labyrinth movie. Then we heard it would be a reboot. Then we heard that it’s not a reboot, but a sequel. And now we’re hearing that it’s not just a sequel, but a spinoff that takes place in the Labyrinth universe.
Confused? Join the club!
Labyrinth is the latest franchise to get the “shared universe” treatment, which was popularized (and monetized) by the Marvel superhero films. And I guess this makes a bit of sense, as now the film doesn’t need to feel beholden to the memory of David Bowie, or the bulk of the (slowly disintegrating) puppet cast.
We’ve also learned that there’s some new talent attached to the film. Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe, the Evil Dead reboot, and the upcoming Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel) is set to direct, and Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent) will be writing. Sadly, there’s no mention of Nicole Pearlman, who was previously attached as the writer.
Apparently the film is already casting, and filming may begin in the fall. Hopefully this isn’t another false start, and we can get some more Labyrinth news to you shortly!
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by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com