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Prior to selling his Lucasfilm to Disney for over $4 billion, before crafting Star Wars, and in advance of making his feature debut with Thx 1138, George Lucas studied and made films at the University of Southern California where he aspired to tell stories and perhaps make a name for himself. One of his earlier works was the 15-minute science-fiction short Electronic Labyrinth […] »
- Leonard Pearce
Today sees the release of Zombeavers, in which a group of spring breakers are terrorized by a horde of killer beavers. It’s sounds ridiculous (because it is, of course) but these bloodthirsty little buggers continue a long tradition of awesome animals on the big screen. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s a countdown of some of cinema’s greatest ever beasts.
10. Flying Monkeys – The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
What’s more terrifying than an evil pointy-nosed witch? Try an evil pointy-nosed witch with an army of flying monkeys! In the original Oz books, the winged simians were mischievous but intelligent creatures, but by the time they received their big screen debut they’d mutated into the stuff of nightmares.
As Dorothy and her gang find themselves in a darkened forest, the Wicked Witch of the West sends her sinister army to monkey-nap them, and they are returned to the Witch’s castle pronto. »
- David Agnew
30. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Scene: Coin Flip
There was a brief period of time from 2006-2009 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made some more daring, but wholly deserved choices for Best Picture. It began in 2006, when Martin Scorsese finally won for The Departed which, while not his best and not nearly as dark as, say, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull, still leaned that direction. Three years later, they handed the Oscar to The Hurt Locker over the blockbuster Avatar, rewarding quality over audience love. But in between the two it was given to No Country for Old Men, an incredibly dark neo-Western based on the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. It’s still one of the Coen Brothers’ best films, an incredible cat-and-mouse journey through West Texas in the 1980′s. The film stars Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, »
- Joshua Gaul
By announcing Billy Crystal‘s involvement with Which Witch, a new animated film that has him taking on starring, writing and producing duties, the Jim Henson Co. quietly slipped in just a few other, minor items. The studio, which is now run by the late Jim Henson’s children Lisa and Brian Henson, is ramping up its feature film side after focusing on television ventures for some time; and four films involving beloved Henson properties are on the way. While the rights to The Muppets were sold to Disney in 2004 — and those rights have definitely not gone to waste — the Henson Co. has enough franchises in their arsenal to pad their slate. According to Variety, aside from Which Witch, the studio is working on a Fraggle Rock film, a sequel to Dark Crystal, a movie based on Emmet Otter (there was a 1970s TV movie, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas) and a film centered in the world »
- Samantha Wilson
Today, we've got news about two movies that may be wildly different, but whose followup prospects always seemed like longshots (and involve major characters with ridiculous '80s-ish hair). Until now... It's been almost three decades since the unlikely combination of Jim Henson and David Bowie gave the world "Labyrinth." While it was a box office flop back in 1986, the musical fantasy became a cult favorite since. And while sequel talks have bounced around for years (a working title of "Curse Of The Goblin King" was once bandied about), it seems the Henson organization are still eager to revisit that movie universe. Buried in a recent news item from Variety is word that a new "Labyrinth" movie is in the works, but that it's not a sequel. Spinoff? Reboot? Reset? Your guess is as good as ours. And that effort is on a slate that includes a "Fraggle Rock" movie »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Jim Henson Company is moving forward with an animated adaptation of Eva Ibbotson‘s 1979 book Which Witch?, with Billy Crystal co-writing and set to play a role. But that’s not the bit you might be excited to read about. The bit that could get your attention is that, along with that film, The Jim […]
The post ‘Labyrinth’ Sequel (Not) in Development [Updated] appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
The 2014 New York Comic Con came to a close over the weekend (October 12), and once again the cosplayers' costumes were of a very high calibre.
From a Lego Thor to inmates from Orange Is the New Black, here are 17 of the best costumes from the convention:
1. Robbie Savage, is that you under there?! An enthusiastic Comic Con attendee does Marvel's Thor.
2. Two fans of Disney Pixar's 2009 animation Up arrive as the old widower and the young Boy Scout.
3. Awww... Comic Con attendee Charles Canedo makes a cute Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy.
5. Comic Con fan Kerri Nugent poses as Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome villain Aunty Entity. With that hair, for a split second we thought it was »
Just a quick update on Labyrinth 2. EW has now reported that "there are currently no plans to reboot, revive, or make a sequel to Labyrinth. It’s one of those legacy titles that is floated at most meetings, but, sadly, nothing is actually in development at the moment".
Here's our original story...
The 1986 classic, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, is a film we looked back at in more detail right here. We're huge Labyrinth fans, and not just because of the soundtrack, and Bowie's enviable ability to fit into very tight trousers. No, it's a film bursting »
While I'm sure a few of you loyal readers out there have spent the last 28 years wishing and waiting for a sequel to the Jim Henson-directed Labyrinth, I have some bad news. Despite what you may have heard in recent reports, there currently is no Labyrinth 2 in the works. The internet launched into speculation mode this past Friday when a Variety piece about a new Jim Henson Co. project included an off-hand mention of an in-development Labyrinth 2, but now rumors of that project have been shut down by Entertainment Weekly. Inside sources have told the magazine that there currently aren't any plans to make a sequel to the beloved fantasy film, and that the reports that are currently swirling around are actually nothing more than rumor. What's more, there aren't any current plans to either "reboot" or "revive" the cult classic - which will probably be considered to be »
A source for Entertainment Weekly says that both a sequel to "The Dark Crystal" and a "Fraggle Rock" movie are currently being worked on. However, there are no plans to "reboot, revive, or make a sequel" to the fantasy classic "Labyrinth".
Both the 'Fraggle' film and 'Crystal' follow-up have been in development for sometime, and no further details have been revealed regarding either movie. The source for the denial says that the idea of a "Labyrinth" sequel is often "one of those legacy titles that is floated at most meetings, but, sadly, nothing is actually in development at the moment."
The Jim Henson Company had no official comment on the matter. »
- Garth Franklin
Tucked away in a Variety article discussing Billy Crystal’s casting in Which Witch? is the news that The Jim Henson Company is working on a sequel to the 1986 classic Labyrinth starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.
No further details on the Labyrinth sequel are available at this point, although the article does go on to state that the company are also working on feature adaptations on Emmett Otter and Fraggle Rock, along with a sequel to 1982’s The Dark Crystal.
Update: According to Entertainment Weekly’s sources, Variety is mistaken and “there are currently no plans to reboot, revive, or make a sequel to Labyrinth.”
- Gary Collinson
Buried within a Variety story about Billy Crystal joining Which Witch is news that The Jim Henson Company is developing sequels to Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, along with Fraggle Rock: The Movie and another feature film based on the Emmett Otter character. However, a new story from Entertainment Weekly released shortly after that first news claims that the Labyrinth sequel is not actually in active development.
A source for The Jim Henson Company says that The Dark Crystal sequel and the Fraggle Rock: The Movie are currently being worked on, but there are no plans to, "reboot, revive, or make a sequel" to Labyrinth any time soon. The source described the "legacy title" as something that surfaces during most meetings, but nothing is currently in the works, despite Variety's contrasting report.
The Internet has been abuzz today at the news that a sequel to the 1986 cult classic Labyrinth is in the works. Variety let the tidbit slip in an article about Billy Crystal joining another Jim Henson movie, Which Witch, but apparently it's not true. That's right, fold up your David Bowie shirt because Entertainment Weekly says there's no such reboot happening. The Jim Henson Company is working on a Fraggle Rock movie and a Dark Crystal sequel, but we already knew that. Sorry, folks. »
Shia Labeouf publicly apologizes for spitting on a cop on the Ellen Degeneres Show and tries to explain his bad boy behavior. [E!] Amanda Bynes says her father abused her, retracted her statement and blamed it on a “microchip in [her] brain” on Twitter. [Page Six] After five years of marriage, Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Phaedra Parks calls it quits with hubby Apollo Nida. [Us Weekly] On Big Morning Buzz Live, we find out how well Sharon Leal knows her sexy Addicted co-stars Tyson Beckford, William Levy and Boris Kodjoe. That is one lucky woman. Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers was fined $10k by the NFL for wearing Beats by Dre headphones. [The Big Lead] Shark Tank‘s Robert Herjavec »
- Taylor Ferber
A newly-published report from Variety indicates that the Jim Henson Company is working on follow-ups to both cult hits, among other 'legacy titles'.
No other details about the projects have been released at this time.
A potential sequel for The Dark Crystal was first developed by Henson during the original movie's production, but never came to pass.
Jennifer Connelly also had an early starring role »
David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, clear your schedules: Labyrinth is getting a sequel! Per Variety, Jim Henson Co. is developing a follow-up to the 1986 film. Details about the purported project are sparse, but rest assured, it's in good hands. While Jim Henson sadly passed away in 1990, the master muppeteer's adult children, Brian Henson and Lisa Henson, are running his production company. The Henson legacy will live on, too, with Which Witch, an animated movie project with Billy Crystal signed on to write, star and produce. Jim's son Brian will direct and produce the film, which, per Variety, is aiming to start production in early 2015. Samantha Sprecher and Jim's daughter Lisa are also signed on »
Fan sites went a little wild on Friday when they stumbled upon a bit of news that The Jim Henson Company was working on a sequel to Labyrinth, the bizarre, beloved 1986 fantasy starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie. But, sources tell EW that's not the full truth. While they are working on a Fraggle Rock movie and a Dark Crystal sequel, as the Variety article stated, there are currently no plans to reboot, revive, or make a sequel to Labyrinth. It's one of those legacy titles that is floated at most meetings, but, sadly, nothing is actually in development at the moment. »
- Lindsey Bahr
The Jim Henson Co. is about to resurrect some old fan-favorites for a new generation. The production house -- started by the late "Muppets" creator Jim Henson and now run by his two children -- is reportedly actively developing sequels to 1980s cult hits "Labyrinth" and "The Dark Crystal," along with a new take on "Fraggle Rock," and an Emmet Otter feature. They're also moving forward on the new animated property "Which Witch," with Billy Crystal signed on to write, produce and star. "Witch" is based on Eva Ibbotson’s 1979 book about a contest between wizard and witches, according to a Variety report. Both directed by Jim Henson (and featuring numerous creatures from his Workshop) creatures,1982's "Dark Crystal" was co-directed by "Muppets" vet Frank Oz, while 1986's "Labyrinth" starred David Bowie and a young Jennifer Connelly, and was exec produced by George Lucas. Meanwhile, Henson Co.’s live-action "Alexander and the Terrible, »
- Dave Lewis
The Jim Henson Company has a number of beloved franchises tucked away for safekeeping, like "Fraggle Rock," "The Dark Crystal," and "Labyrinth." Fans of the latter are especially obsessive; there's manga, extensive theories about the characters and universe, cosplay, tattoos, and more dedicated to the weird '80s tale. Obviously, any mention of "Labyrinth" would not slip past us, any more than Sir Didymus would allow just anyone to cross the bridge over the Bog of Eternal Stench.
In a news story about Billy Crystal joining an animated movie called "Which Witch" was an almost throwaway line that forensic "Labyrinth" nerds have been examining all day, with regards to The Jim Henson Company's upcoming projects. "It's also working on a quartet of legacy titles in the Henson library - a 'Fraggle Rock' movie that's been in development at New Regency; a sequel to 1982's "The Dark Crystal"; a »
- Jenni Miller
At the end of the article they list several movies they are currently working on, and those include Fraggle Rock; a sequel to 1982’s The Dark Crystal; a movie based on the Emmet Otter character, and a sequel to 1986’s Labyrinth. This is the first time I've heard about a Labyrinth sequel. There were no other details revealed, but it's exciting to know that it's in the works.
As for the project that Crystal will be working on, it's based on a 1979 book by Eva Ibbotson, the story of which follows a wizard who holds a contest among the seven witches to determine which witch one he will marry. The actor said,
"When Brian Henson called me about it, »
- Joey Paur
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