Writer Clears Up “Labyrinth” Remake Reports

Over the weekend came word that Sony Pictures had picked up the rights to Jim Henson’s 1980s fantasy classic “Labyrinth” with plans for a remake using a script by “Guardians of the Galaxy” screenwriter Nicole Perlman.

Now, Perlman helrself has taken to Twitter (via Vulture) to clarify those reports. Perlman does confirm that she and Henson Co. are working on a “Labyrinth” project, but stresses it is not a remake or a reboot – rather it sounds like another story set in that same world:

“Not ‘rebooting’ anything, guys. No one is remaking Labyrinth. That movie is perfect as it is… Labyrinth is my favorite film from childhood, so I share your concerns that any continuation of the world be handled with love and respect.”

Speaking with The Guardian, she adds that she was heartbroken by the implication that she or anyone else is attempting to exploit the death of David Bowie as the project has been in the works for well over a year: “Henson Co & I started talking in late 2014, so the timing of these rumors is so upsetting. I would never seek to profit from Bowie’s death.”