Jennifer Connelly recently spoke out about her Labyrinth costar–David Bowie–upon the sad news that the singer and actor had passed away almost two weeks ago. Now word is circling about a reboot of the film–but no one seems to know a lot about it.
‘Labyrinth’ reboot (or something) in the works with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ co-writer: https://t.co/AE4jKsyGBu pic.twitter.com/XXCulujbrl
— ScreenCrush (@screencrushnews) January 23, 2016
In 1986’s Labyrinth, Jennifer Connelly played the role of a teenager (she was a teenager at the time), who had to navigate Jareth’s (played by David Bowie) labyrinth to prevent her little brother from becoming a goblin.
“I met David Bowie when I was 14 and he became a hero to me–because he was an artist, and because he was a genius who had the time to be kind,” Connelly said in a recent statement to Entertainment Weekly. “I’d never met such an extraordinary artist before, and I haven’t since–the world will be a grayer place without him. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”
The Hollywood Reporter said late this week that a Labyrinth reboot is in the works.
“TriStar has closed a deal with The Jim Henson Co. to produce a new iteration and has hired Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman to pen the script,” they report.
Nothing is said, however, about casting. Surely Jennifer Connelly won’t reprise her role as Sarah–unless Sarah in the new film is all grown up–but fans would certainly love to see her cast.
Jennifer Connelly remembers David Bowie and the magic of filming #Labyrinth: https://t.co/TTCtQblmOM pic.twitter.com/h6sOozXVXp
— EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) January 18, 2016
Who do you think casting directors might consider to fill the late David Bowie’s role of Jareth?
Hollywood is abuzz about the reboot of Labyrinth, but those involved are keeping tight-lipped.
Jennifer Connelly has yet to comment on whether or not she’s being kept apprised of the plans.