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Sequel to “Labyrinth” on the Way


Another Labyrinth is on the way, hopefully the kind with magical puppets and macho rock stars. The Jim Henson Company has officially announced plans for a sequel to the 1986 film.

The original film starred David Bowie and Jennifer Connolly and you either loved it or were terrified by it. Bowie played Jareth the Goblin King and Connelly played the 15-year-old Sarah who wishes her baby brother away. As you can imagine, this is not a good idea. Jarth kidnaps her, and gives her 13 hours to save him by finding her way through the king’s titular maze. Most of the supporting cast is played by puppets from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, which is also famous for spawning The Muppets.

The news was announced last week but no specifics were given about the impending project. Whether Bowie or Connolly will return for the sequel has not been revealed but we can hope. We literally have no details of the script or plot.

Despite being a critical failure when the film first released and being the last film that Henson would ever direct before his death, Labyrinth went on to be a cult icon with tributes in magazines such as Empire and Total Film. It later got a four volume manga follow-up that was published by Tokyopop between 2006-10.

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