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'Labyrinth' reboot not in the works, according to supposed scribe Nicole Perlman

'Labyrinth' reboot not in the works, according to supposed scribe Nicole Perlman
The original trailer for the 1986 film "Labyrinth" with David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. (Sony Pictures)

"Guardians of the Galaxy" scribe Nicole Perlman has shut down rumors that the '80s cult classic film "Labyrinth" is being rebooted in the wake of David Bowie's death.

The rumors started on Friday with a report from The Hollywood Reporter that claimed TriStar had closed a deal with The Jim Henson Co. to remake the film, with Perlman responsible for the script. The information came less than two weeks after Bowie's death in the wake of an 18-month battle with liver cancer.

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The original 1986 film starred David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly and centered around a teen girl who must navigate a complicated maze in an attempt to save her brother from Bowie's goblin king. Directed by Jim Henson, whose puppets populate a majority of the "Labyrinth" cast, and written by Terry Jones ("Monty Python") the film was a commercial disappointment that only found success later on video and DVD.

But Perlman was anxious to not be tied to rumors that she asserts are categorically false, first tweeting on Friday that she wasn't rebooting anything.

Throughout the weekend, Perlman's tweets grew more specific, as she shared her own affection for the original film and horror at the timing of the rumors.

Perlman has plenty on her plate without "Labyrinth," being tapped in April 2015 to write the script for Marvel's upcoming "Captain Marvel" with Meg LeFauve ("Inside Out").

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