For fans of the Thin White Duke, it is a piece of art. For people born in the Eighties, it is a quintessential part of their child. And now, it seems, it is a hot commodity 30 years on.
The website claims those behind the 1986 classic – TriStar and The Jim Henson Co. – have struck a deal to do a reboot.
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Comes back around: It has been revealed David Bowie’s iconic film Labyrinth is set to return to the big screen but not before it gets a 21st Century makeover
Just the thought of such a film will no doubt get many Labyrinth purists up in arms, but Entertainment Weekly claims the film will not see Bowie replaced but rather will be a sequel and not a remake.
Either way, the timing of the revelation comes as many are still in deep mourning following Bowie’s death January 10 aged 69 from cancer.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Guardians Of The Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman has been cast with developing the script.
While the Guardians was a smash hit, the pressure is now on the writer as recently Hollywood has not had the best run at reimagined versions of Eighties classics.
Yet to be seen: Reportedly those behind the 1986 classic – TriStar and The Jim Henson Co. – have struck a deal to do a reboot or a sequel (there is no word yet if the singer’s co-star Jennifer Connelly will be involved
Many Gen Ys and Xs are still recovering from the butchering of their beloved Jem And The Holograms and totally bummed over Point Break.
Labyrinth, like all good cult films, was not commercially successful when it was first released but over the years has become widely popular and is still shown at movie events.
Its campy story, fantastical puppets and the brilliance of Bowie – and his sing-a-long classics like Magic Dance – have ensured it remains a fan favourite.
Tough gig: According to the Hollywood Reporter, Guardians Of The Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman (picturedlast year) has been cast with developing the script
Creative geniuses: The original film – which did poorly at the box office -had George Lucas as executive producer (pictured left of Bowie) and was directed by Jim Henson (right)
Created and directed by the visionary Jim Henson – it was actually the last film he directed prior to his death – Labyrinth had George Lucas as an executive director and also starred a young Jennifer Connelly.
Jennifer played Sarah who, after being forced to babysit, wished her baby brother away and the besotted Goblin King Jareth was all too happy to oblige.
Sarah then journeys into a world of magical creatures where nothing is as it seems and a synth-tastic Bowie track is always around the next turn in the labyrinth.
Much loved tale: Its campy story, fantastical puppets and the brilliance of Bowie – and his sing-a-long classics like Magic Dance – have ensured it remains a fan favourite