In a wide-ranging interview, Yahoo Entertainment spoke with designer Brian Froud about his years-long collaboration with Jim Henson, the key role his son plays in "Labyrinth" and his best David Bowie story.
EXCLUSIVE: Scott Derrickson, who passed on reprising as director on Dr. Strange 2 over creative differences, has found a new fantasy franchise to take on. He has been set by TriStar Pictures to direct the sequel to Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. Maggie Levin, who wrote and directed Into the Dark, and My Valentine for Hulu, will […]
"Star Wars" creature guru Neal Scanlan reveals how his team created a character inspired by Jim Henson's "Labyrinth" that ended up on the cutting-room floor and other secrets of the concluding chapter of the Skywalker Saga.
As the puppet-filled, Bowie-powered fantasy "Labyrinth" returns to theaters, we unearthed some little-known trivia.
With an enviable pedigree, Labyrinth should have been one of 1986’s blockbusters. Conceived and directed by Jim Henson, produced by George Lucas, written by Monty Python‘s Terry Jones, and starring a top-of-his-game David Bowie and a breakout Jennifer Connelly, the puppet-populated fantasy film opened on June 27 and promptly fizzled, finishing its initial weekend behind The Karate Kid Part II, Back to School, Legal Eagles, Ruthless People, Running Scared, Top Gun, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on its way to becoming one of the biggest disappointments of the year.
Thirty years ago this week, the fantasy film Labyrinth brought together the talents of two legendary, gone-too-soon artists: Jim Henson, who conceived and directed the dark comic fairy tale, and David Bowie, who starred as goblin king Jareth and composed the film’s songs. Working alongside them was Jim’s son Brian Henson, who served as the film’s “puppeteer coordinator” and co-performed the dyspeptic goblin Hoggle. Already an accomplished puppeteer and effects artist at age 21 (he figured out how to make the Muppets ride bicycles in The Great Muppet Caper), Brian Henson went on to become a director (The Muppet Christmas Carol) and producer (Farscape, Sid the Science Kid), and now serves as Chairman of the Jim Henson Company. To celebrate the film’s anniversary, Yahoo Movies spoke with Brian Henson about his experience working at the center of Labyrinth.
Nicole Perlman takes to Twitter to clear the air after reports she says mischaracterize the project as a remake, and also to lament the timing of the headlines so soon after David Bowie's death
Labyrinth, Jim Henson’s 1986 fantasy that starred David Bowie, is getting rebooted for the 21st century. Tri-Star has closed a deal with the Jim Henson Co. to produce a new iteration and has hired Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman to pen the script. Labyrinth told of a teenager, played by Jennifer Connelly in one of her first roles, who has to navigate a fantastical maze in order to save her young brother, kidnapped by a goblin king (Bowie).