Sony has closed a deal with the Jim Henson Company to produce a reboot of Labyrinth, the 1986 fantasy film which starred a teenaged Jennifer Connelly trying to rescue her baby brother from a goblin king, played by David Bowie. The news evokes feelings of “Too soon” and questions of “Why, even?” Seriously, why?
Hopefully, the new film will answer one very important question.
These days, actress Jennifer Connelly might be a fully grown, Oscar-winning lady, but back in the mid '80s, she was just a normal teen with good hair, a perfectly symmetrical face and several movies under her incredibly high-rise belt. Here she is at 15, auditioning for the iconic role of Sarah in Jim Henson's …
We don't even have to do Halloween this year, because this costume wins the holiday/the entire Internet. Lil' Goblin King Bowie would've been enough to break me, but then they had to go and add Ambrosius and Sir Didymus and I cannot. It's too much.
We've been waiting anxiously for Bret McKenzie (the tiny kitten-shirted costar of Flight of the Conchords) to get another music project. And now he has — and he says it's akin to the classic fantasy movie Labyrinth. EVERYBODY FREAK OUT.
Someone has just attempted to answer the age-old Labyrinth question, "Why did David Bowie kidnap a child from Jennifer Connelly?" This incredibly well thought-out hypothesis is so compelling that we have no choice but to commit it to our minds, as Jim Henson canon.