David Bowie’s ‘Labyrinth’ reboot in the works

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' writer attached to new version of 1986 original

A reboot of Labyrinth is in the works, according to reports from Hollywood.

It is believed that the Sony owned TriStar Pictures has secured a deal to produce a new version of the 1986 film, with Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman on board to pen the script.

The Hollywood Reporter carries the story, but is unclear if the new version will be a remake or a direct sequel to the original.


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Directed by Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets, Labyrinth was originally released in cinemas in 1986. It follows a young Jennifer Connelly as she ventures into an otherworldly maze to rescue her younger brother, who has been kidnapped by David Bowie’s fantastical creature The Goblin King.

Bowie recorded five songs for the soundtrack: ‘Underground’, ‘Chilly Down’, ‘As The World Falls Down’, ‘Within You’ and perhaps most famously, ‘Magic Dance’.

Bowie recently passed away earlier this month (January 10), two days after his 69th birthday and the release of final album ‘Blackstar’.

Read NME‘s review of ‘Blackstar’ here.