Hollywood screenwriter Nicole Perlman has dismissed reports that she is working on a reboot of Labyrinth.
Perlman – whose credits include co-writing 2014’s Guardians Of The Galaxy – took to Twitter to reassure fans of the classic David Bowie film: “No one is remaking Labyrinth.”
Guys, please don't fall for all the clickbait. No one is remaking "Labyrinth." That movie is perfect as it is.
— Nicole Perlman (@Uncannygirl) January 24, 2016
Over the weekend it was reported that the Sony-owned TriStar Pictures had secured a deal to produce a new version of Labyrinth, with Perlman on board to pen the script.
Entertainment Weekly has since reported that Perlman is actually working on a sequel to Labyrinth rather than a reboot.
Though the screenwriter has yet to confirm this directly, she sent tweets yesterday suggesting she is working on some kind of “continuation” of the Labyrinth story.
“Not “rebooting” anything, guys,” Perlman tweeted. “Henson Co & I started talking in late 2014, so the timing of these rumors is so upsetting. I would never seek to profit from Bowie’s death.”
She then added: “Labyrinth is my favorite film from childhood, so I share your concerns that any continuation of the world be handled with love and respect.”
Labyrinth is my favorite film from childhood, so I share your concerns that any continuation of the world be handled with love and respect.
— Nicole Perlman (@Uncannygirl) January 23, 2016
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’.