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Not "rebooting" anything, guys.— Nicole Perlman (@Uncannygirl) January 23, 2016
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.
Henson Co & I started talking in late 2014, so the timing of these rumors is so upsetting. I would never seek to profit from Bowie's death.— Nicole Perlman (@Uncannygirl) January 23, 2016
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.
Guys, please don't fall for all the clickbait. No one is remaking "Labyrinth." That movie is perfect as it is.— Nicole Perlman (@Uncannygirl) January 24, 2016
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.
Labyrinth is my favorite film from childhood, so I share your concerns that any continuation of the world be handled with love and respect.— Nicole Perlman (@Uncannygirl) January 23, 2016
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.