Scott Derrickson On To Direct Labyrinth Sequel


by James White |
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He may have decided to pass on making Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness due to creative differences with Marvel, but Scott Derrickson isn't sitting stewing. He's now headed in a different – albeit still magical – direction, agreeing to oversee the long-gestating sequel to 1980s fantasy Labyrinth.

Maggie Levin is on to write the script, which will continue the story begun in Jim Henson's 1986 original, which saw Jennifer Connelly as Sarah, a young woman who wishes for her baby brother Toby to go away, only to quest to save him when he's kidnapped by David Bowie's Jareth, the Goblin King. Cue a muppet-strewn journey through a mysterious landscape.

Sony's TriStar arm is working with The Jim Henson Company's Lisa Henson and Brian Henson to bring this one to life, and scoring Derrickson is a big step forward. And in case you forgot,__ Doctor Strange is also in good hands, with Sam Raimi aboard to direct the sequel.

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