Back in January, it was announced that Scott Derrickson was dropping out as director of Marvel’s Doctor Strange sequel. Despite the initial disappointment expressed by fans, he was eventually replaced by Sam Raimi which seems to have gone a long way to getting people excited again. Now this week Derrickson has landed another big sequel himself, one that is arguably even more intriguing. We are hearing that he will direct a sequel to Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, which has been talked about for years but is now finally coming together. Hit the jump to find out what we know.
According to Deadline, Scott Derrickson will direct a currently untitled Labyrinth sequel for TriStar Pictures. The script is being written by Maggie Levin, who wrote and directed the Into the Dark episode “My Valentine” for Hulu and Blumhouse. Lisa Henson will produce for The Jim Henson Company with Brian Henson on board as executive producer. Derrickson is also executive producing with his frequent collaborator C. Robert Cargill.
Nothing has been divulged regarding the film’s plot or premise, but when we last heard about this project it was being framed as more of a reboot. At the time, Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead) was attached to direct and it was being stressed that Jareth the Goblin King would not be involved (most likely to reassure David Bowie fans that he would not be recast). Are you excited to see what Scott Derrickson can do with a Labyrinth sequel?