That 'Labyrinth' Reboot Might Not Happen After All, According To The Rumored Screenwriter
Shortly after the death of the wonderful and fabulous Goblin King (or as he was known in most circles as David Bowie) there were all sorts of rumors popping up about a possible reboot of the cult classic, Labyrinth. And while some may have been very excited about this news, others were vehemently against even a whisper of such a notion. I include myself in the "vehemently against" category because I love nostalgia as much as the next '90s kid, but I'm incredibly tired of reboots. After all, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? Sure, a Ghostbusters reboot with a lady cast sounds great and an X-Files reboot warms my heart because Mulder and Scully (duh), but some things — like Bowie as the Goblin King things — should just be left alone.
Nicole Perlman, the alleged screenwriter of this rumored Labyrinth reboot thanks to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, seems inclined to agree with upset fans everywhere that this film simply doesn't need to be remade. The Guardians of the Galaxy screenwriter, who is also working on a script for the upcoming Captain Marvel movie, took to Twitter to show her frustration at the rumors and to make sure they were completely debunked. She takes a quick one-two punch at the media and shares her feelings about the implication that she, along with Tristar and the Jim Henson Company, were allegedly trying to profit off something as painful as Bowie's death.
She does mention a "continuation of that world" and later, in an interview with Guardian Australia, Perlman touched a little on another project that she had been speaking with the Jim Henson company about, but said that she could not discuss anything further about it.
The real bulk of her statement, however, was that she is very adamant about not wanting to be painted as profiting off the death of the beloved musician:
All l I can say is that the timing for the story was awful; it felt like a punch in the gut. Bowie’s music helped me through some of the hardest times of my life. I respect him as a musician, an actor, an icon and, most importantly, as a human being. It would have been a dream come true, to write something for him.
So there you have it, folks. We may be able to hang onto the Labyrinth's pristine original legacy. After all, if you aren't watching a film about a young woman navigating the magical Goblin City for song and dance scene featuring the late, great Bowie, why are you even watching it?
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