The story that the Jim Henson Company has been working on ‘Labyrinth 2’ has been doing the rounds on the internet for the past 24 hours, but should we start getting excited or not?
The news that there could be a sequel to 80’s cult classic Labyrinth has hit the internet hard. It’s been years since we've read so many mentions of David Bowie’s crotch and hair. But who could blame them? The idea of another Labyrinth movie really is enough to set imaginations and heart’s racing. But it's time to take a breather and ask, is it actually happening?
David Bowie starred in Labyrinth back in 1986
The story that Labyrinth 2 (and seriously, they better not call it that) was in the works all started thanks to an article in Variety about Billy Crystal joining The Jim Henson Company’s new animated project Which Witch.
Hidden at the end of the story was a short paragraph about the movies the The Jim Henson Company was developing. “It’s also working on a quartet of legacy titles in the Henson library — a Fraggle Rock movie that’s been in development at New Regency; a sequel to 1982’s The Dark Crystal, a sequel to 1986’s Labyrinth; and a movie based on the Emmet Otter character,” the story said.
Yes you read it right ‘a sequel to 1986’s Labyrinth' (though a Dark Crystal squeal sounds cool too).
So should David Bowie be getting ready to squeeze back into those trousers? Well sadly it’s a no, as Entertainment Weekly is now reporting a source as saying ‘there are currently no plans to reboot, revive, or make a sequel to Labyrinth. It’s one of those legacy titles that is floated at most meetings, but, sadly, nothing is actually in development at the moment.’
So that’s that then. However the good news is that the Henson Company are working on a Fraggle Rock movie and a Dark Crystal sequel, which certainly satisfies our appetites for weird looking but cute puppets on the big screen.
But if you’re craving men in makeup with big hair and tight trousers, it's time to dig out that old copy of Labyrinth as nothing beats mid-80s Bowie.
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