It has been quite a while since I have heard anything at all about the Dark Crystal 2, “The Power of the Dark Crystal” and I actually thought it wasn’t going to ever see the light of day. It seems however the Dark Crystal 2 is happening after all with some most interesting recent news and development on the highly anticipated yet feared sequel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter The Jim Henson Company is to partner with Australian production outfit Omnilab Media to make “Power of the Dark Crystal”. Even better news in my opinion is the suprising choice of the Speirig brothers who also made the amazing “Undead” and recent vampire epic “Daybreakers”. The film is to be made in stereoscopic 3D again with a mix of live action and Henson puppetry, and is being called “one of the most ambitious projects ever to be made in Australia”.
Also good news is the return of original conceptual designer for the first film Brian Froud. With his return it’s more likely we’ll be getting someting that has the original feel of the first movie. I have been extemely worried when I heard rumours of a CG sequel and then puppets set in a completely CG world. Hopefully they will stick with mostly real sets as that will keep the orginal charm of the first film preserved. Either way this is all good news being a big fan of the Spierig Brothers this makes me extremely excited to follow the upcoming developments on this movie.
“Set hundreds of years after the events of the first movie when the world has once again fallen into darkness, Power of the Dark Crystal” follows the adventures of a mysterious girl made of fire who, together with a Gelfling outcast, steals a shard of the legendary crystal in an attempt to reignite the dying sun that exists at the center of the planet.”
Oh and just incase you missed Undead by the Spierig Brothers here’s the trailer again!