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The Power of the Dark Crystal - Time Has Come

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by JMPrater, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. JMPrater

    JMPrater Well-Known Member

    Here I am, back on the wonderful Muppet Central forum. I check here every day for any sort of news on The Dark Crystal sequel, and of course, there hasn't been any of late.

    With The Golden Compass, Spiderwick Chronicles, Prince Caspian & one other fantasy film revealing trailers and images, it would only seem right for 30 seconds to be released from The Power of the Dark Crystal, or some more imagery. They've been in production for a few months now so we all know they have the material.

    This is the time. I'd like to see an official site open up as well.

    J.M. Prater
  2. LadyVader

    LadyVader Well-Known Member

    I agree with you we shoud see some thing by now
  3. SuzieChan

    SuzieChan Member

    Hiya guys!

    I don't know wheter you've heard about this or not, but the people involved in the seuqel project had recently announced that "The Power of the Dark Crystal" will have it's premiere in 2009.

    So I guess we are forced to wait for the trailer a bit longer.... :sympathy:
  4. JMPrater

    JMPrater Well-Known Member

    they can wait on the trailer and still provide imagery of the film, diaries, etc... The creation of the film for many is just as interesting and engrossing as the film itself.

    J.M. Prater

    p.s. yes, I know the premiere has been pushed up
  5. Laszlo

    Laszlo Well-Known Member

    They don't care much about the fans...
  6. JMPrater

    JMPrater Well-Known Member

    You may be right Lazlo, but I hope you're not. The whole reason why TDC is getting a sequel is because of the fans. I never understand the secrecy when it comes to these things. I can definitely understand the need to wait until there is material, but for something like this, with an original film that's soo well loved and cherished, to begin a sequel with no real fan interaction is a bit dumbfounding.

    J.M. Prater
  7. JMPrater

    JMPrater Well-Known Member

    It's been announced that Peter Jackson is helming The Hobbit! I bet we get more information and maybe even location stills in the next month then we get in the next 6 months waiting for this DC sequel. Genndy built up quite a fan base with his previous work, I just don't understand what the hold up is with news and production stills.

    J.M. Prater
  8. rurulesunc

    rurulesunc Well-Known Member

    Last I heard they werent in production yet. I just spoke today with someone at The Orphanage (the company doing the effects) and they didnt even mention DC2. I have a feeling it might still be in a holding pattern.
  9. JMPrater

    JMPrater Well-Known Member

    well, that's not what lisa henson said at comicon. she said that everything was back on track. the orphanage isn't in charge of physical production, they may be doing effects, but that's about it.

    who knows at this point.
  10. Laszlo

    Laszlo Well-Known Member

    Well, the reason they make a sequel is because they realised they can still make money with it. If they had listen to us fans they would rather do a Prequel not a Sequel. That's what DC needs a PREQUEL!
  11. Laszlo

    Laszlo Well-Known Member

    Yes, PJ was always loyal to his fans!
  12. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    Actually, Peter Jackson is producing "The Hobbit" and an unnamed bridge between it and "The Lord of the Rings", but not directing. Guillermo del Toro and Sam Raimi are the two front runners for directing the two prequels, though there's been no official announcement.
  13. JMPrater

    JMPrater Well-Known Member

    With The Spiderwick Chronicles about to premiere, I am getting quite anxious in regards to more information with this sequel. I'd love to see SOMETHING more.


    J.M. Prater

  14. HEY NOW!

    Now your talking, but lets get one movie off the ground first (the sequel that is)

    maybe if the budget and fanbase is there, a sequel will be in the future.

    that's the way alot of movies are going now (prequels)
    look at dumb and dumber, star wars, exorcist ect!
  15. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Um, is the "fantasy film" invisible gates closing all the sudden?

    While the Terebitha/Golden Compass/Lord of the Rings/Zathura/
    Spiderwick/Dark Is Rising/Harry Potter/Pan's Labyrinth/Mirrormask/Beowulf released proved audiences are hungry for fantasy much as they were in the 80's(DC, Labyrinth, Willow, Legend, Dragon Slayer, etc) ...

    it's not like the window of oppurtunity will vanish this year. Hopefully by Comic Con there'll be a whallop of an update.

    And yeah, I would have hoped to have seen sets, props, puppets, etc by now. But they seem committed to making this thing.

    I remember in 1998 when Brian Henson said they were gonna make a Dark Crystal prequel, which never panned out. They are definately much closer than they were back then
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Many films you listed were not big box office money makers. It doesn't mean they weren't good, on the contrary many of them were, but they were still unfortunately considered niche films. Even the larger budgeted ones. Films like Labyrinth are often looked back at with rose-colored glasses when in reality the film was considered a disappointment to the studio, audiences and Jim. :sympathy:

    That's the upside of modern CG - it has opened up a market for these films that audiences seem to receive better than ever. I think computer effects are often overused and misplaced, but they (when mixed with good storytelling, of course) have helped propel fantasy pictures to a new renaissance. I still value the beautiful effects achievements of Dark Crystal and a skillfully designed matte painting over most modern wizardry.

    However, for both better and worse computer effects have created modern fantasy blockbusters out of what would have been 80s cult classics. :cool:

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