‘Labyrinth’ may not get a remake after all, as its supposed writer says it isn’t happening.
After reports claiming that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ writer Nicole Perlman was involved in an upcoming reboot of ‘Labyrinth’, it looks as though the writer herself has taken to Twitter to debunk the rumour.
“Guys, please don’t fall for all the clickbait,” she said. “No one is remaking ‘Labyrinth’. That movie is perfect as it is.”
“I mean, at some point in the next 1.5 billion years before the earth dies, someone might try,” she added. “But it’s not happening NOW.”
This steadfast denial comes after a widely-cited report by The Hollywood Reporter claimed that ‘Labyrinth’ would be “rebooted for the 21st century” and that the Marvel scriptwriter was on board.
According to their report, original distributors TriStar had closed a deal with Jim Henson Co to produce an all-new remake. But it seems that may not be the case.
“All I can say is that the timing for the story was awful,” said Perlman in an interview with Guardian Australia. “It felt like a punch in the gut.”
“Bowie’s music helped me through some of the hardest times of my life. I respect him as a musician, an actor, an icon and, most importantly, as a human being. It would have been a dream come true, to write something for him.”
But does that mean a new ‘Labyrinth’ movie is off the table?
According to Entertainment Weekly, the rumoured film is in fact a sequel to ‘Labyrinth’ and not a remake… and that could be the mysterious project Nicole Perlman has been involved with since 2014.
“Henson Co & I started talking in late 2014, so the timing of these rumors is so upsetting,” she said via Twitter. “I would never seek to profit from Bowie’s death.”
“Labyrinth is my favorite film from childhood,” she added, “so I share your concerns that any continuation of the world be handled with love and respect.”
Does this mean a ‘Labyrinth’ sequel is on the way?
For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But don’t worry – nobody is remaking ‘Labyrinth’. At least, not for now.
Picture Credit: TriStar Pictures