Apparently becoming a duo of go-to franchise revivers, director Fede Alvarez and screenwriter Jay Basu are the latest team tasked with tackling TriStar’s long-planned Labyrinth reboot.
reports that once the duo is finished with their current work on Sony’s 2018-targeting The Girl in the Spider’s Web, their next focus will be on beginning the Labyrinth picture’s production in earnest. Basu and Alvarez will co-write the script, presumably as soon as they’re finished writing their Spider’s Web draft.
Echoing reports from last year, Deadline’s sources stress that this film is not a remake, but an entirely new story set in the universe established by Jim Henson’s David Bowie-starring movie from 1986. New director Alvarez expanded on the project to the outlet:
Labyrinth is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking. I couldn’t be more thrilled to expand on Jim Henson’s mesmerizing universe, and take a new generation of moviegoers back into the Labyrinth.
To see what we thought of Alvarez’s last effort, you can check out our review of last year’s Don’t Breathe here. Be sure to check back with Paste for more on TriStar’s Labyrinth revival, as well as Sony’s efforts to resuscitate their The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series.