February 01, 2006
Return to the Dark Crystal
Jim Henson created some of my favored memories as a child and now the Jim Henson Company is making plans to sequelize one of their best muppet freatures. Dark Crystal 2 or Power of the Dark Crystal will be directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, known for Dexter's Laboratory and Star Wars: Clone Wars.
Brian Froud is back to create new characters for a script that has already been writen by Annette Duffy and David Odell. David Odell was a regular writer on The Muppet Show and wrote the screenplay for the original Dark Crystal, as well as Supergirl: The Movie.
The film is set hundres of years after the adventures of Jen and Kira when a mysterious girl made of fire steals a shard of the great crystal, in hopes of reignighting the dying sun. As I remember there were more than one. Less sets will be used this time as the muppets will perform with CGI backdrops created by Tartakovsky's Orphanage Animation Studios. Shooting is set to start this summer.
I hope that Aughra is still around, she was one of my favorite characters fromt he old film.