'Doctor Strange' Director Comes on Board 'Labyrinth' Sequel

Scott Derrickson has been recruited by TriStar Pictures bosses to helm and executive produce this follow-up project to 'The Muppets' maestro Jim Henson's cult 1986 movie.

AceShowbiz - "Doctor Strange" visionary Scott Derrickson has found a new fantasy adventure to direct after signing on to oversee the much-anticipated "Labyrinth" sequel.

TriStar Pictures bosses have recruited him to tackle the follow-up to "The Muppets" maestro Jim Henson's cult 1986 movie, which featured a young Jennifer Connelly and the late David Bowie, based on Maggie Levin's script.

Derrickson, who was on board to direct the sequel to "Doctor Strange" before falling out with studio executives over creative differences, will also executive produce, alongside Henson's son Brian, according to Deadline.

The original revolved around a teenager's quest to save her baby brother from Bowie's evil character Jareth, the Goblin King.

Little is known about the plot for the sequel.

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