New film created by "Doctor Strange" director Scott Derrickson

Classic gets late sequel

by Pierre Lorenz on May 27, 2020

The fantasy adventure film " Labyrinth" with David Bowie has long become a classic for many people. A sequel has been considered for a long time, and it seems that the TriStar studio is now actually announcing a second part with "Doctor Strange" director Scott Derrickson. According to a report by Deadline Derrickson is indeed given the honour to continue the movie, which was released 34 years ago. This will come in handy for him, after all, the creative disagreement and his departure from Disney is not that long ago. One thing " Labyrinth" and Derrickson's last Marvel film seem to have at least in common: The word "strange" applies to both of them quite well.

In the genre classic "Labyrinth", which was released in 1984, David Bowie made a name for himself with his performance as the dazzling goblin king. Most of his co-stars are puppets, because - how could it be any other way - Jim Henson directed the show, who is not only a director but also a puppeteer. Besides the movie with David Bowie, Henson also let the puppets dance at the "Muppet Show" and at "Sesame Street".

In terms of content, " Labyrinth" is about the teenager Sarah, who is so annoyed by her little brother Toby that she prefers to escape into dream worlds. As a result she wishes that her brother would be kidnapped by goblins. No sooner said than done! That's not exactly what Sarah had meant after all, because she immediately leaves to free her little brother from the goblins' clutches. She has to cross a labyrinth under great time pressure, otherwise her brother will turn into a goblin as well.

So much for the first part. How the story will be continued in the second part is not known at the moment. But according to the deadline it should at least definitely be a sequel and not a remake. When we can expect a release is not yet known.