“The Dark Crystal” isn’t the only Jim Henson 1980s classic that’s getting a follow-up. Last year came word that filmmaker Fede Alvarez, who helmed the acclaimed horror “Don’t Breathe,” had become attached to a sequel to the 1986 fantasy classic “Labyrinth”.
Out this week doing press for his new film “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” Alvarez confirms to Fandango (via Slashfilm) that the long-gestating project is coming together and a script is completed with the project still very much alive:
“I was actually having lunch yesterday with Lisa Henson and we reconnected with that project. We’re very excited about it. It is basically a direct continuation of the first movie many years later, and I can’t tell you much more about it… but we have a script, and we’re very excited about it so we’ll see where that goes. Like always, it takes time and effort to put those movies together because they’re larger than life. But that’s one of the projects that I’m very excited about.”
The story will reportedly follow the now-adult version of Jennifer Connelly’s Sarah character years after her first encounter with Jareth the Goblin King (David Bowie) in the original which Jim Henson helmed. Henson’s 1982 film “The Dark Crystal” will be getting a follow-up TV series called “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” for Netflix.