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‘Don’t Breathe’ director tapped for ‘Labyrinth’ reboot

/ 02:18 PM April 18, 2017
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Poster for the original “Labyrinth” movie, starring  Jennifer Connelly and the late David Bowie. Image: AFP Relaxnews

TriStar has hired Fede Alvarez to helm its upcoming feature based on the 1986 cult classic movie from Jim Henson, which starred the late David Bowie.

Alvarez, who is best known for directing the horror hit “Don’t Breathe”, will also co-write the new “Labyrinth” script with Jay Basu, who is currently penning the next Lisbeth Salander film, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” — which Alvarez is also directing.

The “Labyrinth” production, which has been labelled a spinoff, is expected to build on the world from the original story, which centered on a 16-year old girl who is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother after he is kidnapped by the Goblin King (Bowie).

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The film is a collaborative production between TriStar Pictures and The Jim Henson Co. Lisa Henson will produce, with Nicole Brown to oversee for TriStar (via Variety). JB

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