In the world of remakes, reboots, and sequels no series is safe or sacred. That includes the 1986 cult classic from Jim Henson, Labyrinth which starred the late David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. This reboot/sequel has been in the works since 2017, however, it seems TriStar Pictures has finally found its director, Scott Derrickson. It has also found it’s writer, Maggie Levin. I find her choice to be super random but a very interesting choice.

Scott Derrickson is best known for his work directing films such as The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister, and Dr. Strange. Derrickson was supposed to direct the upcoming Dr. Strange sequel but recently stepped away from the project due to creative differences. 

Newcomer Maggie Levin will be taking on the script. She’s best known for the show Into the Dark on Hulu. Her pages must have been amazing to snag this gig out from under more established writers, which I find exciting.

What Is Labyrinth?

Labyrinth is a fantastical story from Jim Henson Studios told through music, magic, and puppets. The story follows Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), a young girl who has to cancel plans and home to watch her baby brother while her parents have a date night. During which Toby, the baby brother, will not stop crying. So Sarah, like any annoyed older sibling, wishes for the Goblin King (David Bowie) to take Toby away – and he does. Now Sarah has to go on a journey through the magical Labyrinth to save Toby before he gets turned into a goblin himself.

All I can hope for is the music to be as catchy, the costuming to be as incredible, and the puppets to continue to be fun supporting characters. If the Dark Crystal series on Netflix is any indication of how this sequel will go, my concerns have been eased…slightly.

What do you guys think? Are you happy Labyrinth is getting a sequel? Do you approve of the writer and director choices? Let me know in the comments below.