Sinister and Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson has been set by TriStar Pictures to direct the sequel to Jim Henson and George Lucas’ Labyrinth.
Maggie Levin (Into the Dark, My Valentine) will write the script.
Lisa Henson is producing. Derrickson is executive producing with C. Robert Cargill and Brian Henson. Blanca Lisa oversees for The Jim Henson Company.
The original film centers on Sarah who resents her baby brother Toby and secretly wishes that he will just disappear. Her wish comes true when goblins kidnap the boy. Feeling responsible and guilty about his abduction, she sets forth to retrieve him, and finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime. To rescue her brother, she must sneak into the castle of the Goblin King, which is in the center of a fantastical labyrinth. But, the task is easier said than done, for the maze is filled with strange creatures and mind-bending puzzles, and nothing is really as it seems.
The film sports a 71% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: While it’s arguably more interesting on a visual level, Labyrinth provides further proof of director Jim Henson’s boundless imagination.