Relax Bowie Fans, Nobody's Doing a Modern Reboot of Labyrinth

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Guardians of the Galaxy screenwriter Nicole Perlman has denied being involved in any sort of reboot of cult classic Labyrinth, having branded the original ‘perfect’. Though the 1986 fantasy/musical/adventure movie didn't do so well at the box office, it’s gained a cult following in the years since, being particularly close to David Bowie -- aka the iconic Jareth the Goblin King -- fans’ hearts.

Perlman has distanced herself from recent talk of a remake (or sequel), saying she felt hurt by the timing of the rumours. It was claimed last week that the film would be “rebooted for the 21st century”, and that a deal between TriStar, the Jim Henson Company and Perlman herself had already been struck.

However, over the weekend, Perlman spoke out. “Guys, please don’t fall for all the clickbait,” she tweeted. “No one is remaking Labyrinth. That movie is perfect as it is.” Breathe a sigh of relief, for now anyway. [Guardian]

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