The David Bowie Cult Film ‘Labyrinth’ is Being Rebooted


Days following the passing of music legend David Bowie, THR reports that the 1986 film Labyrinth, in which Bowie starred as a tight pants-wearing goblin king, is being rebooted.

Lisa Henson, the late Henson’s oldest daughter, will be producing the film, with Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman penning the script. Details beyond that are scarce, but it should be noted that the original Labyrinth wasn’t exactly a box office hit (and it’s, frankly, pretty boring for the most part). How creators plan to update it for the 21st century remains to be seen.

Jim Henson directed the original movie, which co-starred a young Jennifer Connelly as the teenage girl who is drawn into an otherworldly labyrinth to find her missing brother. Bowie’s character Jareth, with his gloriously ’80s hair, bulging costume, and darkly sexual vibes, helped make the film a cult sensation.