In 2017, it was announced that Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez would tackle a sequel to 1986’s cult classic Labyrinth, which would work as a “direct continuation of the first movie” that’s set “many years later.” However, horror website Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Alvarez is no longer attached to the project.
In an interview for the site’s Boo Crew Podcast, the director went on to explain why he’s choosing to step away from the film and focus on other projects:
“It’s so hard to decide what’s worth your time. And what’s worth the attention of the audience. Labyrinth was something I was going to do at some point, but then I stepped down,” Alvarez went on to reveal.
He continued, “I just felt…when people have a preconceived notion of what something should be, it’s very hard to succeed – to surprise them. They’re just expecting the same thing again. So I just decided I didn’t want to do things as a director that people knew already what it was. Or have a preconceived notion of how it should look on the screen. So Labyrinth would be something that people would judge that way, so I decided not to do it.”
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