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If A Labyrinth Reboot Is In The Works—Who Should Play Bowie’s Goblin King?

Update: According the upcoming film’s writer, Nicole Perlman, “no one is remaking Labyrinth,” and that she and the The Jim Henson Company began working on a continuation for the movie in 2014.

Mere days after the death of David Bowie, Hollywood is gearing up to reboot one of his most famous films: the 1986 cult classic Labyrinth.

Sony Pictures and the Jim Henson Company will reportedly produce the film, with Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman penning the script. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “It is unclear if the new take is a re-imagining of the story or a sequel, as the new take is being kept deep in the vault.”

The original film starred Jennifer Connelly as a teenager who had to navigate a mystical maze in an effort to save her baby brother from the Goblin King (Bowie). In addition to playing the antagonist goblin overlord, Bowie also recorded five songs for the fantasy film.

Needless to say, Labyrinth fans have conflicted feelings about the reboot. Some are optimistic about introducing a new generation to the Magic Dance, but most are simply concerned about who’d be able to fill Bowie’s shoes, if it does end up being a proper remake. Here are some fans’ thoughts:

Are you on board with a Labyrinth reboot? Sound off in the comments!

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