Scott Derrickson recently stepped away from one high-profile sequel, “Doctor Strange Into the Multiverse of Madness,’ and has found his way to another. Except for this time, the filmmaker is trading in superheroes for muppets, for a sequel to “Labyrinth.”
According to Deadline, Derrickson has signed on to direct a sequel to Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth,” written by Maggie Levin. No plot is known at the time, but the sequel is yet another project in the long list of stories that have continued since the 1986 original film was released. That film stars Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie and tells the story of a young girl that is forced to venture into a fantastical maze to save her little brother from the Goblin King.
The film was not a huge box office hit when it was released, but has gone on to become one of the biggest cult favorites, spawning multiple comic books, novels, spin-offs, and more. However, clearly a sequel to the original film is something that will excite “Labyrinth” fans to no end.
As mentioned, Derrickson recently removed himself from “Doctor Strange 2,” after he found box office success with the Marvel Studios franchise. Before that, he worked on films such as “Sinister,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.” The filmmaker is also attached to helm a new film starring one of his Marvel Studios cohorts, Chris Evans, titled “Bermuda.” Levin is a filmmaker that is probably best known for writing and directing a feature-length episode of Hulu/Blumhouse’s “Into the Dark” series, titled “My Valentine.”
Obviously, it’s far too early to tell the details about the “Labyrinth” sequel, including a release date and cast.