The best fantasy Muppet movie not to star David Bowie, The Dark Crystal
, will be sequalized in 2011.
Brian Henson told Latino Review:
"We have a Dark Crystal
sequel, called The Power of the Dark Crystal
. It has a very strong script."
For Henson fans this is a very big deal. Jim Henson's death brought a halt to the darker, fantasy-driven progression of the Henson company. In 2005 they produced the vastly underrated Mirrormask
but maybe a more dedicated Dark Crystal
fanbase will keep this endeavor from disappearing so quickly from cinemas.
According to IMDB
, The Power of the Dark Crystal
(PODC, anyone?) will be helmed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the man responsible for The Clone Wars television cartoon, the only good thing to come out of the Star Wars universe since Leia's golden bikini.
Fingers crossed that this sequel expands Henson's universe without losing the epic magic of the original. The good thing is puppets don't age so they don't have to recast except for the voices.
What are your thoughts?
Source: Latino Review