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Do you think Labyrinth 2 should be made?

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by melissa, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. electricmayhem

    electricmayhem Well-Known Member

    I personally don't like it when they decided for us because it either doesn't end the way you want it to, or because it just kills the effect of the story or the point they were trying to make with the movie.

    Good point:)
  2. DirthNader

    DirthNader Well-Known Member

    I just saw the DVD version of Labrynth. I was quite impressed with the behind the scenes look at it. I especially enjoyed the post production commentary by Mr. Henson, who shared with the us that his goal was to make a movie which was able to lift the spirits while at the same time, showing something with meaning. If we were to look at the picture with a critical eye, we would find both the obvious as well as less conspicuous paralells of human behavior lurking within the fabric of the story.

    I know, I sound long winded here, but it was how the movie spoke to me that helped me to develope the oppinion of NO, as to the question of whether or not a sequal should be made.

    It has been so long since the first one, anyway, for us to expect that a younger generation (which would no doubt be the focus audience) could even appreciate as we might.

    Of course this is only an oppinion and I may be underesuimating the youth of today, but there it is in a very large nutshell :p
  3. DirthNader

    DirthNader Well-Known Member

    What I meant to say was....."I may be underestimating todays youth..."

    Golly, If I'm going to be long winded, the least I could do is learn to spell or somethin' :rolleyes:
  4. Cantus

    Cantus Active Member

    I was actually thinking about that this the other night, I write screenplays just as a hobby and hopefully will have a future in it somewhere. I started jotting down ideas for a Labyrinth II. Now I as much as anyone hate sequels, but i know there are a number of sequels that have done a fair amount of justice to their predecessors. In my Labyrinth II, David Bowie, now aging and his power failing, faces the threat of another King, not necessary a Goblin king, but a rival non-the-less, I had Scott Weiland in mind, the lead singer for the Stone Temple Pilots. He has a tremendous voice bearing slight resemblances to Bowie, and also has an 'unusual' face which I think would work quite well. Anyway, Bowie sends Hoggle to get Toby, now almost an adult, and is brought back into the Goblin world to bring back a balance of power, Toby towards the end realising that he himself could rule, being the key to a power neither of the kings could match (being why bowie wanted him in the original). Weilands character, having already seized the throne by the time Toby shows up, sends a plethora of creatures out to capture him, and Toby must travel through the labyrinth as his sister did. Along the way he'd meet some old faces, possibly in new positions (kind of like the way Alice met the Mad Hatter and the March Hare again in Through the Looking Glass), along with new ones. But I don't think I'd call it Labyrinth II, I'd be more inclined to give it another title, but have it known as the sequel to Labyrinth, (like Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass). Perhaps as close as I'd come would be Return to the Labyrinth
  5. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock Well-Known Member

    Oh sorry, I don't really have anything to say about this subject. I just saw the name Cantus in the recent posts spot, and I had to say hello. :) Nice name buddy. I'd yell and cry that I'm not the only Cantus, but you were here before me, so I can't really do anything but bow my head to you. Be well, fellow Cantus. :)

  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I was just going to say, look what happened with Never Ending Story 2 and 3...*shudders*

    However, I would like to see the Skeksis used on something. Maybe a cameo on the upcoming Fox Muppet Show?
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    How the heck would that work? I'd like to see them too. Maybe they could be used as bumpers between commercials.
  8. sidcrowe

    sidcrowe Well-Known Member

    I remember all the press that went with Jennifer Connelly's role in Labyrinth.

    "A special time in a girl's life...not a woman, not a child..."

    I think Jim himself said something about it being a time of "twilight."

    Jenny was about 15 when they made that. I got her in the recent Vanity Fair. Sad to discover she's "embarrassed" by almost every movie she's made :(

    I guess you say that kinda stuff after you get an Oscar ;)

    Anyhoo, Cyndi is at a special age, too. She's still cute CuTe CUTE, but she has the authority of a few extra years.

    She's make a GREAT Muppety Queen. With singing, too. Yummy :)

    The Labyrinth itself was sooo big and mysterious, it'd be no problem bringing it back. Yet I fear that the next project will be the "time travel" thing or whatever.

    What happened to the "Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made?"

    Where's my inexpensive Fraggle Rock movie?

    So many wonderful options...why not make them?

  9. kansasteen14

    kansasteen14 Well-Known Member

    Re: Re: Good Sequel

    actually I really liked Rescuers Down Under and Peter Pan 2. I also liked the first direct to video sequels. starting with little mermaid 2 it went down hill.
  10. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I've a question about a sequel here...

    Wasn't Labyrinth based on a book? If so, was there a continuation of the story in another book?

    Return to Oz stunk, no songs, and it was too slow and not enough energy from the actors--they were so blah. The girl who played Dorothy was always acting sleepy to me.

    The Wiz gets on my nerves with Ross crying all the time.

    I always wanted to do a Wizard of Oz movie that was based ON the BOOK, totally different than the 1939 film, and include the Queen of the Field Mice and all that. The whole thing of Oz being a dream of Dorothy's has always bothered me. In the book, she actually WENT to Oz.

    The Great and Powerful Wizard o' FOZ
  11. Chilly Down

    Chilly Down Well-Known Member

    Labyrinth was an original story by Jim Henson fleshed out in script form by Terry Jones. There was no book that it was based on. The novelization for the film was written after the fact.

    A more literal interpretation of the Oz books would be intriguing. However, I liked the dream sequence thing in the movie; it worked well with the themes they were trying to establish. (Plus, I always felt it was rather ambigious as to whether or not she just dreamt it.)
    Unfortunately, Warner Bros. has abandoned their ideas for an "Oz" TV show and has given the greenlight to "Surrender Dorothy," a sequel starring Drew Barrymore. All that's known at this point is the title, though I would guess it's an ironic tongue-in-cheek version of the story rather than a more faithful rendering. Oh, well, since when does Warner Bros. care what the fans think?
  12. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I don't think they do, or they would make new, funny Bugs Bunny 'toons.

    On another note, Disney purchased all the remaining OZ books after 1939's movie, which is why they were able to do Return to Oz.

    I WISH WISH WISH I could be involved in some aspect of the Oz stuff, companies are RUINING the books and the charm in them. The cartoon that came out of The Wizard of Oz (remember that) was fun, but should have kept close to the books and used some of the wonderful characters: Patches, Jack Pumpkinhead, and more.

    Thanks for the info on Labyrinth, I was unsure of the history there.

  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but if they kept making sequels, it WOULD be the Neverending Story!!!!!!
  14. beemer

    beemer Active Member


    i would want they to (my fav henson film) but i really don't think they will.
    but in the mean time er...........visit my site,yes visit my site

  15. Manda:-D

    Manda:-D Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure it'd ruin the magic, unless of course it was done RRRRRREEEEEEAAAAALLLLYYYY well, w/some new characters & some old & trying VVVVVEEEEEERRRRRRYYYY hard not to make it all just a repeat of the same ol' thing! But, Labyrinth was just SOO wonderful that I don't think ther'd really be any way they could go back to that magical place w/o just really messing it up!
    .....All in all, being a big fan of Cindy, I'd love to see her do SOMETHING w/the Muppets!
    (P.S:I LIKED Hook!)
  16. Green Gelfling

    Green Gelfling Well-Known Member

    i love the cyndi lauper idea as well! maybe 'a la" some kind of relative of the goblin king (sister, daughter, etc.) and Sara's offspring (maybe toby's too). have them brought back into the labryinth ...perhaps using Sara's old labryinth toy or music box.
    ....oh.....the possibilities....hehe
  17. sidcrowe

    sidcrowe Well-Known Member

    Green Gelfling

    Yeah, lotsa nifty ideas...then they always choose crrapola :)

    Yay, Cyndi :)
  18. Green Gelfling

    Green Gelfling Well-Known Member

    OOoooh!! what about a labryinth PREquel?? learn how jareth really became the goblin king...or how he came to pick sara. Oh my goodness...the thoughts keep coming!:eek:

    :ponder ponder: maybe i should swith from a degree in graphic design to screenwriting....hmmmmmmmmmmmm?
  19. sidcrowe

    sidcrowe Well-Known Member

    Green Gelfling

    I was gonna email you privately, but you don't have one!

    Graphic design???

    That's what I took!

    And you're in the USA?

    Run screaming from graphic design:D

    Ah, who knows, maybe it's different in the US :)
  20. gemini_princess

    gemini_princess New Member

    Labyrinth 2???

    Hey all !!

    Hi there im new here,
    but i would like to say... i absolutly love the movie Labyrinth, i may be only 17 but im am seriously obsessed! I think a sequal would be pretty cool, but it would definatly need David Bowie in it again, and Jennifer Conolly is a big movie star now, so i dont think it would be too hard to get her in...... Well another thought would be instead of a Labyrinth 2, Why not make a P.C Game, sort of role playing style, like DnD games of some sort, im sure this would be a lot more enjoable then a movie. Well thats all from me, Nice to meet you all, cya!


    P.S Fraggles rule! *YaYz*:p :cool:

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