Director gives update on sequel to David Bowie’s ‘Labyrinth’

It's happening!

A sequel to ’80s fantasy musical film Labyrinth looks to be getting underway.

In 2017, it was revealed that the film, which stars the late David Bowie, will get a second instalment from The Girl in the Spider’s Web director, Fede Alvarez.

There’s been no further news about the movie– until now.

Alvarez revealed in an interview with Fandango yesterday (October 25) that talks have been revived and a script exists.

“I was actually having lunch yesterday with Lisa Henson [film producer] and we reconnected with that project,” Alvarez told the website.

“We’re very excited about it. It is basically a direct continuation of the first movie many years later, and I can’t tell you much more about it… but we have a script, and we’re very excited about it so we’ll see where that goes.

“Like always, it takes time and effort to put those movies together because they’re larger than life. But that’s one of the projects that I’m very excited about.”

Alvarez also spoke about his thoughts on the project actually coming to fruition: “You never know, and really right now, I’m just finishing with this film so I’m not even thinking about what I’m going to do next. But all I can tell you is that I had lunch with her yesterday and it was great.”

The original Labyrinth, released in 1986, starred Bowie as Goblin King Jareth who steals a teenager’s (Jennifer Connelly) baby brother after she wishes him away.

King Jareth is not expected to return in the sequel.