An 80’s cult classic will get the sequel treatment with a new director. Scott Derrickson will occupy the director’s chair for a Labyrinth sequel, per Deadline.
Labyrinth, directed by Jim Henson, follows the story of sixteen year old Sarah and her fight to rescue her infant brother Toby. She wishes for him to be taken away, and the Goblin King Jareth obliges. Sarah must solve a labyrinth in thirteen hours to save Toby. The film stars David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. George Lucas was also the executive producer.
Derrickson is coming hot off the hells of withdrawing from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Derrickson should have no trouble stepping into this different side of fantasy with his Marvel and horror movie background.
Maggie Levin whose credentials include Hulu’s Into the Dark will pen the script. Brian Henson, Jim’s son, will serve as the executive producer of the new film. TriStar Pictures is the studio behind the project.