I'm finding it hard to do much else on this afternoon after learning earlier today that one of the greatest films of my childhood will, after 28 years, finally be getting a sequel. I'm talking, of course, about the 1986 movie Labyrinth.
Details are vague, but according to Variety, the Jim Henson Studio says yes, a sequel is in the works. Which is going to be particularly challenging since it's been a long, long time since we visited Goblin City. So much has changed! The King is now an acclaimed visual artist. Sarah is an Oscar-winning actress. And baby Toby is a big hit at Ren Fairs.
Why not watch Labyrinth tonight and brainstorm all the ways that Hoggle and his warty, farty bros might make a return to the screen. Besides, it's kind of the perfect movie for a fall weekend; it's dark and vaguely Halloween-y (and also makes a great costume). Think about it: Just like a young, capricious teen forced to stay home on a Friday night, you could have Jareth and his stretch pants in your bedroom a few minutes from now. Sarah, YOUR DREAMS. [Amazon]