Fede Alvarez is leaving his mark on the horror genre with films like Don’t Breathe and Evil Dead. Now, the incredibly talented director is about to take us back to the Labyrinth universe, a place etched into the minds of an entire generation (and more).
Alvarez’s next project is The Girl in the Spider’s Web, but that’s not what here about today. The project that will follow The Girl in the Spider’s Web is. It is a movie that “will delve into the universe Jim Henson hatched in the 1986 cult classic,” Labyrinth. Alvarez will co-write the untitled project with Jay Basu. Before you freak out, the film will NOT be a remake and will NOT feature David Bowie’s character Jareth (because no one can replace Bowie). It will be completely original, Deadline reports.
Labyrinth is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking,” Alvarez said. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to expand on Jim Henson’s mesmerizing universe, and take a new generation of moviegoers back into the Labyrinth.”
The new film is a co-production between TriStar Pictures and The Jim Henson Co. Nicole Brown of TriStar and Lisa Henson of The Henson Co. will oversee the project.
In Labyrinth, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, a 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her kidnapped baby brother after the Goblin King grants her wish to make him go away.