planning Dark Crystal sequel
Power of the Dark Crystal" features Jen and Kira as king and
queen fighting to save their kingdom when the crystal is once again
reported that The Jim Henson Company is planning on making a sequel
to the 1982 fantasy classic "The Dark Crystal".
film, which is titled "The Power of the Dark Crystal",
has been written by David Odell (The Dark Crystal, The Muppet Show)
and Annette Duffy. No director is yet attached to the film which
will start shooting this fall and is planned for a 2007 release.
The film will combine live-action animatronic characters with CG
animation. Like its predecessor, the film hopes to push the boundaries
of puppetry, special effects, and visual story-telling.
story for the film is set many years after the original movie. The
first film's original heroes Jen and Kira are now king and queen,
and must fight to save their kingdom when the crystal is once again
further cast and crew announcements have not been made. But it has
been cited that The Jim Henson Company wants to involve many of
the people who worked on the original movie (such as Brian Froud
and Frank Oz). The official word on the cast & crew should be
made later this year once production picks up on the project.
Jim Henson Company had tossed
around ideas of a sequel (or prequel) over the years. In the
late '90s there was strong support from many Henson executives,
led by Brian Henson, to make a prequel to the 1982 film. Sadly the
plans never materialized; but now that the company is "Muppet-free"
they want to work to bring back many of their existing productions
film has built a strong cult-following since 1982 and mixed with
the new surge in "fantasy world" films in the recent years,
Henson feels that now is the perfect time to bring back the world
of the Dark Crystal.
company is also working on developing animated series, interactive
games and other related media as well.
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• "Pioneers of Television" special
to honor Jim Henson
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