It did not take long for Director Scott Derrickson to find his next project following his departure from Marvel Studios on Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, as Deadline reports that he has been chosen to Direct a sequel to the 1986 Jim Henson classic, Labryinth.
The news of Derrickson’s participation in the new project were announced earlier today by Deadline. While a Labryinth sequel may come as a surprise to many, the idea of having Derrickson direct should not. Before becoming a popularized figure with 2016’s Doctor Strange, Scott Derrickson had mad his name known amongst the horror community with Directorial efforts Sinister, and Deliver Us From Hell, and even having writing credits on films such as The Exorcism Of Emily Rose.
Considering that both Jim Henson and David Bowie (the star of the original Labyrinth) have sadly passed away, it is unsure if the film will be a direct sequel or a sequel that falls along a rebooted tone, as well as any word if Jennifer Connelly will return to reprise her role as Sarah Williams.
Labyrinth is a unique film about a teenage girl (Jennifer Connelly) who has to find her brother in a fantastical maze following his capture by The Goblin King (David Bowie). Since it’s initial release, Labyrinth has garnered a cult following that has been consistently celebrated with screening, expo’s, and is the theme of the Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball, which takes place annually in Los Angeles and hosts over five thousand people.
The Labryinth sequel, which remains untitled for the time being, will be Produced by Lisa Henson of The Jim Henson Company, and Tristar Pictures, and will be Written by Maggie Levin. Scott Derrickson will be joining the project as an Executive Producer as well, alongside Brian Henson and C. Robert Cargill.