Oh No! David Bowie’s ‘Labyrinth’ Is Being Remade! | Film News
It’s been less than a fortnight since David Bowie dearly departed this world, but a remake of his classic Eighties film Labyrinth is already being mooted. The words ‘too’ and ‘soon’ spring to mind. Labyrinth combined the creative genius of Jim Henson, with a sparky script from Monty Python’s Terry Jones, and featured Bowie as Goblin King Jareth, who steals every scene he appears in.
Guardians Of The Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman is said to be writing the new script, according to Hollywood Reporter – but whether the new version of Labyrinth will be a remake or a sequel is, as yet, unknown. I’m slightly reassured by the involvement of Lisa Henson from The Henson Company, who will be producing the film. But the original movie holds a special place in my heart, and is one of my all-time favourite films – so personally I don’t see the need or point of another Labyrinth.
And the big question that springs to mind is: “Who would dare to dream of filling Bowie’s shoes?” Or should that be “tights?” Labyrinth celebrates its 30 year anniversary this year. I don’t think you can get better than the original film, but you can judge for yourself, as Channel 5 is showing Labyrinth tomorrow (Sunday January 24) at 5.05pm.
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