Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Dark Crystal Sequel In the Works for 2007!!!

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HOLY CRAP!! It really isn’t just a rumor!!

The Jim Henson Company will produce a feature film sequel to The Dark Crystal, the 1982 fantasy classic directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz with conceptual designer Brian Froud...
A Brief Synopsis of the Film... When Jen and Kira welcome a fiery and unexpected visitor to their castle they learn that the very existence of the U-mun people, who live in the searing heat of the centre of the earth, is threatened by the death of their sun. There is apparently only one thing powerful enough to heal the ailing star - a shard of the Crystal.

The Gelflings flatly refuse the request for a fragment and the desperate visitor takes matters into her own hands and steals one, making a hasty escape through tunnels deep in the bowels of the castle. So begins an adventure that will see love and goodness triumph over evil and re-introduce cinema-goers to a host of indelible characters including the mystic Ur-sol, Aughra the one-eyed seer, the evil Skeksis and their crab-like and violent Garthim foot soldiers.

Click HERE for the whole article.

I am excited by this project, as the The Dark Crystal is a personal favorite of mine. It is a great little film and though most of my friends seem to disagree with me, I think The Dark Crystal is far superior to Labyrinth. Not only do I have very fond childhood memories of this movie, but a few years ago while I worked at the Madison County Cultural Center’s Summer Arts Camp, the kids alternated between The Dark Crystal and Nightmare Before Christmas, so I watched this movie about two or three times a week for most of a month (seriously) and I loved it every time. All I have to say is they better do it right. And it looks like they will, since they have a many of the original cast and crew onboard.


Xiphosuran said...

food is good

pritcher said...

i agree, they'd better do it right. when i first read this i was really excited, and then kinda scared...what if it's bad?

quiet, heretic! faith...

Anonymous said...

I like Dark Crystal and Labrinth equally, for different reasons. But they are both on my faves list. I'm excited to see this roll forward, but hope they do the puppetry the same CGI. old school.


Anonymous said...

Of course, we quote a line from Labyrinth all the time - "the bog of eternal stench". Great line.

jbrudevold said...

The Dark Crystal is one of my favorite movies!! I'm glad they are doing a sequel after all these years. I hope that the quality of the film is like the original.