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Fede Alvarez Will Write And Direct Upcoming Labyrinth Sequel

If you grew up in the 80s, chances are you consider the movie “Labyrinth” a classic.

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The film starred Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, and several Muppets from Jim Henson’s workshop. Quite the hat-trick of awesome talent.

Well, it turns out that Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez has been selected to both write and direct an upcoming sequel.


Fede Alvarez’s directing talents have been increasingly in demand over the last several years. His suspense-horror “Don’t Breathe” was a hit at the theaters. Working on the “Labyrinth” sequel won’t be the first time the director has pulled from iconic source material. In 2013, he directed the reimagining of “Evil Dead,” a movie that divided critics and fans, but that was to be expected considering the cult status of that movie. Alvarez is expected to co-write the film with Jay Basu, Variety reports.

Also on board is the daughter of Jim Henson, Lisa Henson, who is set to produce the movie.

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Lisa was barely into her mid 20s when her father, Jim Henson, directed the original “Labyrinth, originally released in 1986. It won’t be the first time the child of a director will work on the sequel of a movie originally directed by his or her parent. In 2015, “The Peanuts Movie” was co-written by Charles Schulz’s son and grandson, resulting in a movie that retained the charm of Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang. Let’s hope Lisa Henson’s presence ensures the remake’s visual aesthetic will remain true to the original.

There’s no word on who will play the Goblin King Jareth, originally played by David Bowie…

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Bowie unfortunately passed away in 2016.

…But we have a suggestion…

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Walter Mercado! Perfect casting, right? Well, no matter who takes the role, we’re pumped!

 

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