LABYRINTH Sequel In The Works With DOCTOR STRANGE Director Scott Derrickson Attached To Helm

A sequel to Jim Henson's '80s classic Labyrinth is in the works at TriStar Pictures, and Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson has reportedly signed on to helm the project. More past the jump...

Scott Derrickson recently parted ways with Marvel's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences, but the filmmaker has now signed on to helm another sequel set in a mind-bending alternate dimension.

According to Deadline, the director will take the helm of a sequel to Jim Henson's Labyrinth for Sony-owned studio TriStar Pictures.

The 1986 original starred Jennifer Connolly as a teenager named Sarah who enters a strange fantasy realm in an effort to rescue her little brother from Jareth the Goblin King, played by the late David Bowie. There, she meets some weird and wonderful creatures (Hoggle, Ludo and Sir Didymus) who help her on her quest to reach the King's castle.

Although it received something of a mixed reception upon its release, the movie has since gone on to achieve cult status, and we've seen various spinoff comics, books, and video games over the years. There's also an annual fan masquerade ball, which is considered one of the largest of its kind in the world.

Maggie Levin (Into the Dark, My Valentine) will write the script, while The Jim Henson Company's Brian and Lisa Henson will produce. Derrickson is alsso executive producing with his frequent collaborator, C. Robert Cargill.

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