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Scott Derrickson Signs On To Helm Labyrinth Sequel

Director Scott Derrickson has found his next project in the form of a sequel to the David Bowie-starring cult classic Labyrinth.

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The original film, which hit theaters in 1986, focused on a 16-year-old girl named Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) as she sets out on a quest to reach the center of the titular otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby from Jareth the Goblin King (Bowie), whom she wished him away to. It was a box office failure upon release while receiving a fairly warm reception from critics and would go on to become a cult classic in the years since, spawning tie-in novels, video games, perennial screenings and an annual fan masquerade ball.

A sequel to the film was originally announced in 2016 with Nicole Perlman (Detective Pikachu) set to pen the script alongside Jay Basu and Fede Álvarez (Don’t Breathe) attached to direct, but after languishing in development hell, that project was shelved, with the new project being a different take on the concept.

The new sequel is set to be penned by Maggie Levin, who wrote and directed Into the Dark and My Valentine for Hulu, with Lisa Henson of The Jim Henson Company set to produce while Brian Henson will executive produce alongside Derrickson and his frequent collaborator C. Robert Cargill.

Derrickson began making a name for himself in the horror world early in his career, helping co-write Urban Legends: Final Cut and co-writing and directing the direct-to-video Hellraiser: Inferno before making his big screen directorial debut with The Exorcism of Emily Rose. He would continue with the fan-favorite 2012 hit Sinister and 2014 box office hit Deliver Us From Evil before trying his hand at the blockbuster genre with the 2016 Marvel Cinematic Universe smash Doctor Strange. He was set to return as co-writer and director for its upcoming sequel, but after reported creative differences between him and Marvel Studios, he exited the project with Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy) taking over the reigns.

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Mondo To Release Labyrinth Poster By Laurent Durieux & Enamel Pins By DKNG On May 18, 2017

Tomorrow Mondo is celebrating one of their favorite films of the ’80s, Labyrinth, with a poster by the inimitable Laurent Durieux and new enamel pins from DKNG.

Absolutely brimming with creativity and innovative puppetry and creature effects, Jim Henson’s 1986 fantasy film tells the story of Sarah (played by Jennifer Connelly) as she journeys into a dreamlike world inhabited by all sorts of memorable characters and puzzles to retrieve her baby brother from David Bowie’s iconic Jareth, the Goblin King. Laurent Durieux has done a beautiful job capturing the magic and insane variety of creatures born of the film portrayed as various toys positioned around Sarah’s desk.

Mondo will also have beautifully designed enamel pins by DKNG featuring Sir Didymus on Ambrosius, a Fireys and his detachable head, and the Worm (‘ello!).

Please follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters and pins will be available online at a random time on Thursday, May 18th at mondotees.com.

Labyrinth by Laurent Durieux. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 425. $65

Labyrinth (Variant) by Laurent Durieux. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 225. $85

Labyrinth Enamel Pins. Sir Didymus and Ambrosius ($10), Fireys Two-Pin Set ($15) and The Worm ($10). Designed by DKNG. Soft enamel pins with rubber clutch backings. $30 Set.

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Comic-Con HQ Giving Away David Bowie Labyrinth Poster By Tracie Ching

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Since his death in January, David Bowie has been honored as a singer, a songwriter, a live performer, a fashion icon, and an all-around pop culture great. But it makes sense that Comic-Con should pay tribute to his acting career and, in particular, his role as the Goblin King in the much-loved 1986 fantasy film, Labyrinth.

Starting at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, Comic-Con attendees will be able to pick up a commemorative, Bowie-featuring Labyrinth poster. Available at Comic-Con HQ LIVE, outside the Hilton Bayfront next to the Convention Center, the poster was designed by Tracie Ching and also features Bowie’s costar, Jennifer Connelly.

Comic-Con HQ, the premium digital network from Lionsgate and Comic-Con International, will broadcast live noon-5 p.m. each day of the convention, and is available on the web, iOS, Android, Amazon, and now Roku. Select segments will also be available via Facebook Live and Twitch.

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Labyrinth & Totoro Giclees By Laurent Durieux

For those that are lucky enough to travel to Laurent Durieux’s solo show in Brussels on June 2, 2016 the artist will have these A4 fine art limited giclees of Labyrinth and Totoro available for 13 euros. You can confirm which print you prefer by private messaging Laurent with your order. Each giclee will be personalized with the buyers name.

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Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Release Coming In September

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A new 30th-anniversary release of Labyrinth pays tribute to the late Jim Henson but also to its iconic Goblin King, David Bowie.

For those who missed out on seeing it on the big screen in 1986, the film is coming to select theaters around the country Sept. 11 and 14 through Fathom Events. Plus, the fantasy film — directed by Henson, executive produced by George Lucas and scripted by Terry Jones of Monty Python fame — receives a new anniversary edition on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD on Sept. 20.

Labyrinth stars Jennifer Connelly as a 16-year-old girl who wishes for her baby brother to be taken away, but then has 13 hours to solve a complicated maze in order to rescue her sibling from the Goblin King played by Bowie, who died in January at the age of 69.

In addition to having legacy content such as a making-of documentary and commentary by designer Brian Froud, the new Blu-ray is a 24-page “digibook” edition with rare behind-the-scenes photos and extras including Connelly and the Henson family discussing Jim Henson’s puppetry and filmmaking, an anniversary Q&A hosted by MythBusters’ Adam Savage, and a Bowie remembrance by Connelly and Henson’s children.

Exclusive content will also be shown as part of the Fathom screenings, and Amazon will have for sale a limited-edition Labyrinth Blu-ray gift set with “mirrorbox” packaging based on the final scene from the film.

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