David Bowie sadly passed away this month, and his flagship film, “Labyrinth,” was said to be facing a reboot. Despite the said allegations, screenwriter Nicole Perlman denied allegations that Labyrinth 2 is happening and that she had no interest whatsoever to earn from the rock star’s death nor remake the film.
Last Friday, The Hollywood Reporter indicates that “Labyrinth” will face a reboot that would feature the original creative take on the film and transform it into something that fits into the 21st century. In fact, the report also indicates that TriStar, a production company, had finalized its deal with Jim Henson Co to produce Labyrinth 2 and “Guardians of the Galaxy” screenwriter, Nicole Perlman, were to coincide in the making.
After the report surfaced, Perlman took to Twitter and denied the allegations that she is onboard into making Labyrinth 2 as a reboot of David Bowie’s “Labyrinth.” In fact, she posted several tweets regarding the issue.
One post states, “Guys, please don’t fall for all the clickbait. No one is remaking Labyrinth. That movie is perfect as it is.” Another post says, “All I can say is that the timing for the story was awful; it felt like a punch in the gut.” She continued, “Bowie’s music helped me through some of the hardest times of my life. I respect him as a musician, an actor, an icon, and, most importantly, as a human being. It would have been a dream come true, to write something for him.”
Another tweet of hers is as follows:
Not "rebooting" anything, guys.
— Nicole Perlman (@Uncannygirl) January 23, 2016
In other news, Entertainment Weekly reports that “Labyrinth 2” is, in fact, happening. However, the upcoming film will not be a reboot, but a sequel to Bowie’s original.
TriStar Pictures and The Jim Henson Company did come to a conclusion to make another “Labyrinth” but it would not be an entire remake.
Despite the timing that this news surfaced shortly after Bowie’s death, the report did indicate that a Labyrinth 2 movie was supposedly expected since October 2014. However, no confirmation surfaced as to whether the original plan to re-make it pushed through.