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Scott Derrickson signs on to direct Labyrinth sequel

June 11th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Good news (I think) as it seems the Labyrinth sequel is back on again with a new director in place.

Despite the death of The Goblin King himself, David Bowie, in 2016, the plans for a Labyrinth sequel have been around for sometime with Evil Dead (2013) director Fede Alvarez set to direct.

However Alvarez left the sequel, which was set many years after the end of the 2016 classic and was a direct sequel, and had this to say: “It’s so hard to decide what’s worth your time. And what’s worth the attention of the audience. Labyrinth was something I was going to do at some point, but then I stepped down.

“I just felt… when people have a preconceived notion of what something should be, it’s very hard to succeed – to surprise them. They’re just expecting the same thing again. So I just decided I didn’t want to do things as a director that people knew already what it was. Or have a preconceived notion of how it should look on the screen. So Labyrinth would be something that people would judge that way, so I decided not to do it.”

The full interview is at the bottom of the page.

However, this wasn’t the end for the sequel as now Doctor Strange’s Scott Derrickson has picked up the reigns. You may recall (here) that Derrickson seemingly had a difference of opinion with Marvel boss Kevin Feige and left the Doctor Strange sequel and now we know what he’s moving into next.

The Labyrinth sequel will be written by Into the Dark and My Valentine’s Maggie Levin and will be produced by TriStar Pictures

While there is no casting news yet, there’s rumours that Jennifer Connolly, who starred in the original, will return as Sarah, while we’re hearing that Tilda Swinton may be in talks for Bowie’s iconic role.

All rumours at this stage, but interesting for sure.

What say you all? Would you be interested in a Labyrinth sequel? Let me know you thoughts, gang…

Source: Comicbook

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….