By Will Robinson
Updated January 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST
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UPDATE: The new Labyrinth film will be a sequel to the original, not a reboot, EW has learned. This post has been updated accordingly.

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TriStar Pictures and The Jim Henson Company have made a deal to make a sequel to Labyrinth, the ’80s cult classic, with Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman penning the script, EW has learned.

Labyrinth was the last film Muppets master Jim Henson directed before his death in 1990. The movie followed a teenager (Jennifer Connelly) who wished away her baby brother. The Goblin King Jareth (played by David Bowie) snatches the infant away and takes him to his fantastical castle. Connelly’s character traverses the titular maze to rescue her brother before he becomes a goblin.

The film received lukewarm reviews and bombed commercially upon its 1986 release. But in the nearly three decades since, it’s become a cult favorite.

Rumors of another Labyrinth movie bubbled up in October 2014. It’s unclear whether that project will move forward.

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Perlman is firmly planted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition to writing Guardians with director James Gunn, she and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) are writing Captain Marvel, featuring the MCU’s first female superhero to headline her own movie.

Sony Pictures — TriStar’s parent company — and The Jim Henson Company declined to comment.

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