Are they remaking Labyrinth or not? Reports collide
The entire ‘80s world went crazy insane on Friday when the Hollywood Reporter wrote that a remake to 1986’s Labyrinth was in the works.
“TriStar has closed a deal with The Jim Henson Co. to produce a new iteration and has hired Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman to pen the script,” the article said.
However, earlier today, the UK’s Guardian offered its own rebuttal, saying Perlman denied such a project would happen.
“Guys, please don’t fall for all the clickbait, No one is remaking Labyrinth. That movie is perfect as it is,” Perlman wrote on Twitter. "Labyrinth is my favorite film from childhood, so I share your concerns that any continuation of the world be handled with love and respect,” she continued.
Truer words have never been spoken.
The movie, which starred the late David Bowie, is beloved by the ‘80s generation, and news of a remake coming so soon after Bowie’s death was just too much for some of us.
However, it seems the roots of the story are more complicated. Perlman did say she was in talks about a sequel more than a year ago. Likewise, Entertainment Weekly confirms something was in the works.
But with Bowie’s death, it looks like reason will prevail.
We ask for so little, Hollywood. “Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.”