Walt Disney Pictures Acquires Rights to Larry Brenner’s Pitch, LABYRINTH

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Walt Disney Pictures has obtained the rights to Labyrinth after a pitch from 2011’s Black List writer Larry Brenner.  According to Deadline, the action-adventure film, produced by Jim Whitaker (American Gangster), tells the story of a mythical princess’ journey to save her father by trekking through the dangerous and elaborate labyrinth.  Sound familiar?  That’s because the premise is very similar to Jim Henson’s 1986 film by the same name, although there’s no relation.

Brenner is a newly discovered screenwriter who go his start after being a finalist on Final Draft’s Big Break Screenwriting Contest in 2011.  His screenplay for Bethlehem – a story about a group of survivors who makes a deal with a vampire in exchange for protection during a zombie apocalypse – landed him on The Black List that same year.  Universal Pictures later acquired the rights to the project and it’s currently in development.




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  • Mark

    ‘Sound familiar? That’s because the premise is very similar to Jim Henson’s 1986 film by the same name, although there’s no relation.’

    Familiar? Hell, its the f*cking same plot! Change the character of the princess’ father for a brother and you get the idea…

    • Devin R.

      I totally agree. Bad move by Disney if they stick with that title.

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  • DeeDee55

    Unbelievable that Gollywood is so full of pussies that they cop a film that’s already been done. You KNOW there are great scripts out there that would make great movies, but the new generation of little weenies are scared of their own shadows. Gutless is the word I’m looking for. All the real men are going away, like producer Michael Douglas (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Milos Foreman, Rob Reiner, and several others. Now we get little boys.

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