30 years after Jim Henson’s Labyrinth was released in theaters, TriStar has announced that casting has begun for a sequel, with production being scheduled for this fall.

The team of Fede Alvarez and Jay Basu will write and direct the
as-yet untitled sequel which doesn’t have a release date at this time.

“Labyrinth is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking,” Alvarez told Deadline as part of the announcement. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to expand on Jim Henson’s mesmerizing universe, and take a new generation of moviegoers back into the Labyrinth.”

Alvarez and Basu are currently working together on “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” the sequel to Sony’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” The duo is also slated to work together on the upcoming adaptation of EA’s “Dante’s Inferno” video game. The Uruguay-born Alvarez previously directed the critically-acclaimed horror-thriller “Don’t Breathe.” Basu co-wrote “Monsters: Dark Continent,” and has a slew of other writing credits under his belt.

Jim Henson directed the original Labyrinth, which came out in 1986, his last film as a director before passing away in 1990. The movie was written by “Monty Python’s” Terry Jones and executive produced by George Lucas. Labyrinth follows 15-year old Sara, played by Jennifer Connelly, who sets off to reach the center of a maze to save her younger brother from the Goblin King, played by David Bowie. While it didn’t do particularly well commercially, Labyrinth has achieved cult status, spawning comics and toys.

Live – Action He – Man Movie In Development

By The Power Of Hollywood!

Traveling to the past to find ideas continues to be a development plan as Hollywood continues reinventing the 80s. According to DeadlineJon M. Chu is in talks to direct a live-action Masters Of The Universe movie, based on the Mattel toy line, for Sony Pictures and Escape Artists. Chu has gained some experience with making movies from 80s toy lines. He is currently in the middle of a doing a 3D conversion, and shooting some new scenes on G.I. Joe: Retaliation for a March 29, 2013 release by Paramount.

Launched in 1981, Masters of the Universe follows Prince Adam, who has the ability to magically transform into the warrior He-Man. Along with his comrades, The Masters, He-Man fights to protect the fantasy world of Eternia from the sinister Skeletor and his horde. The Masters franchise is commonly called He-Man after the main character, and the incredibly popular toy line gave birth to multiple anaimated TV series, and a flop of a live-action movie in 1987.

Escape Artists has a script by the writing team of Alex Litvak (The Three Musketeers and Five Against A Bullet) and Mike Finch (Exclusively Yours). Escape Artists’ partners Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing.


Sign Up For Club Eternia Toy Subscription

By The Power Of Toy Orders

Matty Collector is trying to drum up people to join Club Eternia, their subscription toy club for 2013. The subscription membership costs $25, and they are only accepting subscriptions until August 6th at 11:59p.m. PT. For your subscription you’ll be able to vote for the figure that will be produced as the 2013 fan’s choice figure. You’ll be able to buy the club exclusive King He-Man figure which will come with a poster map of Subternia and mini-comic #4 of the MOTUS series which tells the secret origin of Skeletor. And early access to buy all non-subscription products before non-subscribers. If Matty doesn’t get enough people to sign up for subscriptions they could cancel future figures from being produced and the line would end.

Club Eternia Details Follow:

About Club Eternia®

Membership is the only way to get all the MOTUC club releases in 2013 directly from Mattel! How does it work? Purchase a membership and approximately every month in 2013, you’re automatically shipped and billed for the Club Eternia® monthly figure. You’ll also be shipped and billed for four beasts/variants/multi-packs. The best part? A club-exclusive King He-Man™ figure with bonus map poster and mini-comic are included in your membership fee!

Benefits of Club Eternia®

Along with 17 authentic MOTUC products showing up at your door, we’ve got even more reasons you’ll want to purchase a 2013 subscription:

  • NEW! Buy a Sub, Get a Vote: All 2013 Club Eternia® subscribers have the chance to vote on a new 2013 Fan’s Choice figure! For every subscription you purchase, you’ll receive a code to cast your vote for a figure to be produced in the fall of 2013.
  • NEW! Club-Exclusive Figure Includes Two Items: This year’s club-exclusive figure is King He-Man™. For the first time, he includes both a map poster of Subternia and mini-comic #4 of the MOTUC series, revealing the secret origin of Skeletor®!
  • NEW! Early Access to Non-Subscription Products: In 2013, all Club subscribers get early access to all non-subscription products, regardless of brand! That means you’ll have the chance to purchase hot items not available through subscriptions before non-subscribers, like 2012’sThe Dark Knight Rises 8” Batman™ figure and the Ghostbusters™ PKE Meter prop replica. Availability is first-come, first-served, so if products sell out to subscribers during the early access period, that’s it – no additional product will be made available to non-subscribers at that time. Have questions? Click here to learn more about Early Access!
  • Club-Exclusive Figure. The only way to purchase the club-exclusive King He-Man™ figure with map poster and mini-comic through Mattel is to buy a membership to Club Eternia! This item will not be sold separately on
  • Pay Less for Subscription Products: The cost for monthly subscription figures in 2013 is $25 each when shipped through a subscription, but $27 for purchases made on regular sale days – that is, if they’re not sold out via Early Access! Have questions?
  • Early Shipping: Subscription orders generally begin shipping two business days before non-subscription orders so subscribers usually get their orders before non-subscribers.

Club Eternia® Details

There’s a lot of information here, so please read carefully before you make your purchase…

  • The 2013 membership subscription purchase period ends on Monday 8/6 at 11:59 p.m. PT and there will be no extensions so get yours now! Ready to make your purchase? Return to the main Subscriptions page.
  • The total commitment for 2013 is $505, plus applicable fees/taxes and shipping (varies depending on your location and the shipping method you choose). This includes 12 monthly figures (12 @ $25 = $300), 4 beasts/variants/multi-packs (1 each at $25, $30, $50, $75 = $180), and a $25 membership fee for a total of $505 plus shipping/taxes/fees.
  • You will also be shipped the club-exclusive King He-Man™ figure with map poster and mini-comic sometime around the first quarter of the year. This item is included in the cost of the membership ($25), however applicable shipping and taxes/fees will be charged at the time of shipment.
  • Figures are announced approximately one to two months before each on-sale date. The schedule to date includes Netossa™ (January), Jitsu™ (February), and Fang Man™ (March), and “quarterly” items including the long-awaited Ram Man® (February) and a Fighting Foe Men™ 3-pack (April). All names and release dates are subject to change.
  • You may purchase as many memberships as you want during the on-sale period – there are no limits! Once the enrollment period has ended, memberships cannot be purchased until the following year.
  • When you purchase a membership, your credit card will bepre-authorized for $50 (the cost of the membership plus the first month’s figure) plus estimated shipping and taxes for the figure. Pre-authorization means that the money is reserved from your available credit card balance. This is a standard practice done to ensure your credit card has sufficient funds available. Your card will immediately be charged $25 for the membership fee and the remaining pre-authorization amount will drop off after several days. You will not be charged for the first figure until it ships in 2013. For more information about pre-authorizations, please visit the Shop FAQs
  • Beginning with the first shipment in January 2013, your credit card will be automatically pre-authorized approximately five (5) calendar days prior to the official on-sale date of each Club Eternia® item, then charged when the item ships. Figures usually begin shipping approximately two (2) business days prior to the official on-sale date, around the 15th of each month.
  • Applicable taxes and fees may apply depending on your location and are billed with products. Please visit the Shop FAQs for more information about domestic and international taxes and fees
  • Shipping costs apply and will vary depending on the destination, weight of the package and the shipping method chosen. These costs are billed with products. For 2013, there will be updates to shipping costs and methods, including a new, lower cost option for international customers. Most shipping methods will see small increases in cost, although some premium methods will see a slight decrease in cost. UPS International will be replaced with DHL, which provides a better service, including signature delivery and 2 to 3 day delivery times in most regions, at a substantially lower price than UPS International. We will still offer International Post as an option for international customers, but “lost” or “not received” shipments will not be replaced or refunded.
  • Should your card expire during the membership period, you’ll be able to update any credit card information. You can also change your billing and/or shipping address.
  • The club-exclusive figure will never be sold at, and regular club releases may or may not be available for purchase at our regular monthly sales (around the 15th of the month). If these club releases are made available, both subscribers and non-subscribers will have the chance to purchase them, but the price will be higher than through the subscription ($27 for regular figures). Availability isn’t guaranteed and the purchase limit is ten (10) per person.
  • Ordering multiple subscriptions from multiple brands? All subscription orders from all brands with product releases in the same month will ship together regardless of whether they are purchased in the same transaction. They must have the same billing address, shipping address, payment details and shipping method in order to be shipped together.  Combined shipping will occur only after the first figure in a subscription has shipped. If you’d rather they didn’t ship together, you’ll be able to change this default.
  • Special convention items, reissues, weapons paks, stands and other accessories are not included. Mattel reserves the right to offer those and any other Masters of the Universe® items, and reissue non-subscription items. Subscriptions will not include any additional items beyond those listed above.
  • Other figures purchased outside the membership are charged and shipped separately.

Remember, Club Eternia® subscriptions are only available for a short time each year. The 2013 membership subscription purchase period ends on Monday, 8/6 at 11:59 p.m. PT and there will be no extensions so get yours now! Ready to make your purchase? Return to the main Subscriptions page.

P.S.  Subscriptions are also available for DC Universe Club Infinite Earths and the new Watchmen Club Black Freighter!

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