Labyrinth Sequel Locks Down Scott Derrickson As Director — And It Couldn’t Be More Perfect

The Labyrinth sequel gets a new director!

Labyrinth is a cinematic classic that shaped many a childhood. It told a story that was well-suited to kids but wasn’t afraid to lean into a darker style and aesthetic. In fact, I’m sure if you asked many fans, we all had moments in that original film that creeped us out. That was part of the appeal of it. It gave just the right amount of eeriness to a fun adventure story — and was perhaps the first film that brought in that creep factor for many young film fans.

The studio has been hard at work developing a sequel for many years now. This is something fans haven’t exactly been ecstatic about. After all, why bother touching an old classic? And when David Bowie passed away, it seemed to only suck even more enthusiasm the project had. But still, the studio trucked away. Now, it seems like they have made some very exciting choices on the talent front.

According to Deadline, Scott Derrickson will be taking the helm of the Labyrinth sequel. Derrickson is known mostly for his work on Doctor Strange, and he most recently stepped away from the sequel over at Marvel Studios. Of course, before that, Derrickson made his name as a horror filmmaker with movies like Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. As such, he is quite the inspired pick.

RELATED – Labyrinth Script Is Complete

I mentioned earlier that there were some creepy elements to the original Labyrinth film. I know I’m not alone in wanting to see those aspects return, and getting a horror director seems like a good way to ensure they aren’t lost. And speaking of horror, Maggie Levin, who wrote and directed the “My Valentine” episode of Hulu’s horror series Into the Dark. It’s clear that TriStar Pictures is tapping into horror talent for this Labyrinth sequel.

One other interesting aspect is that a couple of years ago, the script was complete for the film. It looks like changes have happened in the years since then, and they’re going in a different direction. With there being a new director, I guess it makes sense they’d be starting over again.

While we don’t have any real info on the story, we do know The Jim Henson Company will be producing, with Lisa Henson spearheading the effort. Given how well-received the recent Dark Crystal prequel was on Netflix, perhaps fans will be more open to a Labyrinth sequel these days.

How do you feel about Scott Derrickson signing on to this Labyrinth sequel? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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