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David Bowie's 'Labyrinth' getting ill-timed remake

The terrifying 80's cult classic is set to terrify a new generation. But I'm calling it. It won't be as good

By Ben Gourlay on Jan 23, 2016 04:13 pm CST - 1 min, 21 secs reading time

Just weeks after the death of star David Bowie, Sony Pictures have announced they're moving forward with a planned remake of the actor-singers fantasy musical cult classic 'Labyrinth'.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has hired 'Guardians of the Galaxy' writer Nicole Perlman to write the script after coming to a financial arrangement with rights holder The Henson Company.

The original film which was directed by Jim Henson and produced by 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas also starred Jennifer Connelly and a range of quirky Henson puppets was not a box-office success on initial release, but went onto gain success on the blossoming home video circuit - where it terrified many Gen-Y'ers including yours truly. Now the only thing that scares me about the film is Bowie's tight tights.

Ben Gourlay

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Ben Gourlay

Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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