Jim Henson's 1986 fantasy epic 'Labyrinth' starred David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King
According to reports sequels to the ’80s fantasy epics Dark Crystal and Labyrinth are in development.
David Bowie played Jareth the Goblin King in Jim Henson’s 1986 film Labyrinth. It starred a young Jennifer Connelly who must escape a fantastical maze to rescue her baby brother from Jareth’s evil clutches. If she doesn’t achieve her quest before midnight the infant will be turned into a goblin.
Henson passed away in 1990 and the planned sequels are just part of the Jim Henson Company’s legacy project which will include a big screen adaptation of Fraggle Rock, reports Variety.
The Dark Crystal (1982) featured a fantasy world created by Henson and regular collaborator Frank Oz (the puppeteer and voice of Yoda in the Star Wars films). The film is set 1,000 years ago on another planet where a Gelfling quests to find the missing shard of a magic crystal to bring an end to the chaos in his world.
Henson was famous for the creation of Kermit the Frog and his groundbreaking puppetry work on The Muppet Show and Sesame Street. He also worked on a series of successful big screen Muppet adventures with Star Wars creator George Lucas.
Watch Bowie’s ‘Magic Dance’ from Labyrinth below.