The Power Of Voodoo!

According to Deadline, Doctor Strange’s Scott Derrickson has signed on to direct a sequel to the 1986 film Labyrinth.

Jim Henson directed the original Labyrinth, which stars David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King, who takes a baby boy away from his half-sister Sarah (played by Jennifer Connelly), who had wished that he would be taken away. She immediately regrets her wish and works to navigate the labyrinth to win him back. The film has since become a cult classic.

Derrickson confirmed the news on his Twitter –

Derrickson recently split from Marvel over creative differences with the Doctor Strange sequel, and the Jim Henson Company still remains heavily involved with the Labyrinth sequel, with Lisa Henson producing and Brian Henson executive producing.

The new project doesn’t have a release date or cast announced, and it’s not clear what story this could take, or if Connelly (whom Derrickson worked with on Snowpiercer) will reprise her role.

Derrickson is executive producing Labyrinth 2 with his frequent collaborator C. Robert Cargill.