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Last week news hit the web of a deal that had been struck to reboot the cult classic Labyrinth. The report stated that Guardians of the Galaxy screenwriter Nicole Perlman was on board to write the script for the new project. Now Perlman has taken to Twitter to refute the claims; it turns out there are no plans to remake the film after all.

We covered the news last week, based on news that came out of The Hollywood Reporter. Far from simply being a concept, the original report stated that Tri-Star and the Jim Henson Company had closed a deal to produce the film. Now, as Nicole Perlman tweeted above, it turns out that’s not the case after all. The timing of the report seemed awfully coincidental to some fans who thought that the report, coming so closely after the death of David Bowie, one of the original film’s stars, was more than a little tasteless. This idea of timing was something Perlman wanted to clear up herself.

While the timing of the report does seem coincidental, it’s because the news is only coming out now about conversations that happened a couple of years ago. In addition, whatever conversations Nicole Perlman did have with the Henson Company were not about remaking Labyrinth because she thinks there’s no need to do that.

She also shares the concerns of fans that any plans to revisit the world of Labyrinth would need to come from the right place, especially now.

In an era where nearly every existing property is being revisited, it’s more likely than not that we’ll see a studio look at Labyrinth at some point down the road. Hopefully, they’ll do so with the same respect that Nicole Perlman obviously has for the movie. We’re not saying they can’t ever touch it, but if you’re going to do it, do it right.
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