Since David Bowie’s passing in 2016, his fans have revised his work to realize why they liked his music. He worked on hits such as, “Under Pressure”, “Heroes”, “Lets dance” and “Ashes to Ashes to name a few. He also worked on movies such as, “The Prestige”, “The Hunger” and “The man who fell to earth”. His movie, “Labyrinth” was the most popular of his acting career. The movie was directed by Jim Henson and Eric Rattray. Alongside David Bowie, the movie starred Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Brian Henson and was released in 1986.
Though the movie was liked a lot because of David Bowie’s starring role and music, the movie has been analyzed more critically on Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes. Labyrinth has received a 68% score on rotten tomatoes and a 50 score on Metacritic. The plot is simple. The story follows the plot of a 16-year-old girl, she is given 13 hours to solve a Labyrinth and rescue her brother. If she doesn’t, her brother will be taken by a Goblin. Even though the idea sounds obscure, this was the type of content that entertained people in that era. The movie “Rock N’ Roll Nightmare”, was about long-hair and demons, which was the basis for more Jon Mikl Thor for more music videos.
The Hollywood Reporter has recently reported that Fede Alvarez will write the script and direct a Labyrinth sequel. Lisa Henson, the daughter of the original director, Jim Henson, will be the producer of the sequel. It could be speculated that the movie is being made because of the cult following the movie has gained, despite the film being a flop at its launch. It is also important to say that a masquerade ball is held every year in Los Angeles to honor Labyrinth.
There have been rumors of a remake or sequel for a while now. Nicole Perlman, responsible for screenwriting “Guardians of the Galaxy” said last year that she wasn’t working on a Labyrinth-related film. This frustrated her because it was a few weeks after his death, and to her it made her seem like she was going to profit off his death. Alveraz has worked on great projects like the “Evil Dead” remake. He is likely suited for his role as director given history. Hopefully, when the movie releases it able to satisfy both fans of Bowie and his work, along with the cult following of the previous film.