Walt Disney has decided to produce Labyrinth, a pitch by Larry Brenner, which does have some of the same narrative elements as Jim Henson’s 1986 project, but not really. Actually, both projects are completely unrelated, they just happen to have some striking similarities.
Brenner’s Labyrinth follows a princess who has to travel a dangerous maze in order to save her father. So instead of a cute baby brother, we get a grown man (who probably won’t be anything like the magnificent David Bowie by the way).
Brenner’s Bethlehem landed on the 2011 Black List of unproduced screenplays, but that film is now being produced by Universal and Roth Films.
Labyrinth will be produced by Jim Whitaker, whose Whitaker Entertainment executives Elizabeth Ingold and Adam Borba helped develop the pitch.