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'Doctor Strange' Director Roped In To Direct 'Labyrinth' Sequel'

Labyrinth told of a teenager (Jennifer Connelly) who has to navigate a fantastical maze in order to save her young brother, kidnapped by a goblin king (David Bowie).

2020-05-26T17:53:00Z

It might be a while since shoots officially resume and things get better but in the meantime, deals are indeed being finalised, and here's another one to talk about. Scott Derrickson is stepping into the world of Labyrinth. The filmmaker is in talks to direct a sequel to the 1986 Jim Henson fantasy film, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Maggie Levin will write the script for the TriStar Pictures film.

Labyrinth told of a teenager (Jennifer Connelly) who has to navigate a fantastical maze in order to save her young brother, kidnapped by a goblin king (David Bowie). Though the film was a box office disappointment, it became a cult hit and has remained in the public consciousness via comic books, video games and more. A sequel has been in the works for several years, with Don't Breathe's Fede Álvarez previously attached to direct.

Derrickson made a name for himself in the horror genre with The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) and went on to direct The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Sinister (2012) and Doctor Strange (2016). He is also attached to direct Chris Evans in the upcoming Skydance thriller Bermuda, which he joined after exiting Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange sequel over creative differences.

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