Don't Breathe's Fede Alvarez grabbed for Labyrinth reboot

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Apr 14, 2017, 2:46 PM EDT

That reboot/spinoff centered inside the weird fantasy realm of Jim Henson's Labyrinth just acquired the directorial services of Don't Breathe's Fede Alvarez.

The Uruguayan filmmaker is currently working on The Girl in the Spider's Web and will next thread his way into the material first presented in the 1986 cult film starring Jennifer Connolly as Sarah and David Bowie's glowering Goblin King. Creating a synchronicity in the creative process, the screenplay for the expansive retelling of Labyrinth is being penned by Jay Basu, Alvarez' writer on Spider's Web.


TriStar Pictures is uniting with The Jim Henson Co. to conjure up this new adaptation of Jim Henson's puppet-filled feature exploring a dark magical kingdom and one girl's quest to navigate a mysterious maze and save her infant child from the claws of Jareth the Goblin King. The producers have vowed we will not have to suffer through a CGI re-creation of Bowie's memorable character and will veer away from the plot of the original film, instead penetrating the untraveled pathways of the entire property's rich mythology.

“Labyrinth is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking," said Alvarez. "I couldn’t be more thrilled to expand on Jim Henson’s mesmerizing universe, and take a new generation of moviegoers back into the Labyrinth.”

What do you think of this decision to bring Alvarez into this nostalgic Labyrinth project and are you fans of his Evil Dead remake and Don't Breathe sleeper hit?

To refresh yourselves with everything you need to know about Labyrinth, check out our 30th-anniversary video salute below!

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(Via Variety)