Scott Derrickson, the director of Doctor Strange and Sinister, is going to direct a sequel to the 1986 musical fantasy film Labyrinth.
Labyrinth is a considered cult classic, which spawned many novels and comic books. The original film famously starred David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King, and has remained part of the cultural lexicon ever since.
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At least Derrickson’s filmography tells us he can handle the strange, but just how strange do we think this sequel will get?
The Labyrinthian Mind of Scott Derrickson
Not only will Derrickson direct the film, he will also executive produce it alongside his longtime collaborator C. Robert Cargill. Together, the two previously wrote Doctor Strange and Sinister, although this time the writing duties will be handled by Maggie Levin (Into the Dark).
It is unclear what the plot of the sequel will be, but here is the synopsis of the first Labyrinth for context:
Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), a teenager with an active imagination, summons the Goblins to take her baby half-brother away. When little Toby (Toby Froud) actually disappears, Sarah must follow him into a fantastical world to rescue him from the Goblin King, Jareth (Bowie).
Guarding his castle is the labyrinth itself, a twisted maze of deception, populated with outrageous characters and unknown dangers. To get through it in time to save Toby, Sarah befriends the Goblins, in hopes that their loyalty isn’t just another illusion in a place where nothing is as it seems
Jennifer Connelly, who played Sarah, might return for the sequel – but that’s just a likely possibility. It will take some time until we get further information, especially with the current (lack of) filming conditions.
What do you guys think? Do you like Labyrinth, and do you think Scott Derrickson is a good fit? Are you excited for a sequel? Let’s discuss everything in the comments down below.