Having now given David Bowie a respectful two weeks of resting in peace, Sony's TriStar Pictures has decided it's high time they rouse his angry spirit. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the company has started development on that Labyrinth follow-up the Jim Henson Co. was pondering back in 2014, hiring Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman to write a script for the ill-timed film. Though the project was originally envisioned as a sequel, with Bowie's passing, it's no longer clear if it will now be a sequel, a re-imagining, or a straight-up remake. Also still unanswered: who will possibly fill Bowie's spandex pants, and why it won't be Tilda Swinton and a rolled up sock.
UPDATE: Perlman has taken to Twitter to clarify that this is a sequel of some sort, not a reboot or remake, saying, "Labyrinth is my favorite film from childhood, so I share your concerns that any continuation of the world be handled with love and respect. Guys, please don't fall for all the clickbait. No one is remaking Labyrinth. That movie is perfect as it is."