‘Labyrinth’ Remake in the Works With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Writer

The 1986 film starred the late David Bowie

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“Labyrinth,” the 1986 film starring the late David Bowie,” is heading for a remake at Sony’s Tri-Star division with “Guardians of the Galaxy” co-writer Nicole Perlman to write the script.

The fantasy film followed the story of a teenager (Jennifer Connelly) who finds herself in a fantastical maze to save her young brother who was kidnapped by a goblin king (Bowie).

Jim Henson directed the original film, with a script by Terry Jones. It was executive produced by George Lucas.

The movie was considered a cult classic although it initially bombed at the box office. Since its debut, “Labyrinth” has made $12.7 million theatrically, but the elaborate costumes, fantastical storyline and songs left a lasting impression on the public.

Lisa Henson of the Jim Henson Co. is set to produce the remake. The announcement of a reboot comes almost two weeks after Bowie died at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer.

Perlman’s credits include “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and she is set to pen the script for 2019’s “Captain Marvel,” Marvel’s first female-centric superhero film.

Sony declined to comment.