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Power Of The Dark Crystal Goes 3D
Spierig brothers directing the sequel

04 May 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Jim Henson Company

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A follow-up to the cult classic Jim Henson Company project The Dark Crystal has been floating around the magical realm of rumours and development for years, but only recently started to properly come together. Now the Henson Company has formally announced that Daybreakers directing team Peter and Michael Spierig will be making Power Of The Dark Crystal in Australia. In 3D.

With a script by writer Craig Pearce (who worked with Baz Luhrmann on the likes of Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet), Power is set hundreds years after the events of the Frank Oz film, at a time when darkness has once more fallen across the world. A girl made of fire must journey with a Gelfling outcast to use a fragment of the crystal to re-ignite the sun.

Fantasy artist Brian Froud has already been hard at work creating the conceptual design for the movie, which will blend puppetry and animatronics with CGI.

“We feel a tremendous amount of responsibility in telling this story with the same meticulous care that Jim Henson and Frank Oz gave the 1982 original,” blabs Michael Spierig in the press statement, with his brother adding: “This is a chance to take the world of puppetry into the modern age by using modern techniques (like motion capture CGI) and the tried and true methods (like puppetry and animatronics) to create a one hundred percent real world that is unique to The Dark Crystal.”


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Finally!!!! just as my old copy of The Dark Crystal gets its final death scratch on the disc. If its shit, i will be crying and hitting children on the way out of the cinema. More

Posted by Boorerville at 14:33 on 06 May 2010 | Report This Post

I'm not entirely sure where all the animosity towards 3D has come from. Fair enough, it's definitely been overused and far too many films have used it where it's not needed. However, that's not say it can't be used to great effect and with a film like the Dark Crystal it could be great. At least they're not remaking it or just 3Ding the original. A sequel could be great as long as it's with the right people (which they seem to be). I'm pretty excited to see what they come up with. More

Posted by evildave69 at 02:32 on 05 May 2010 | Report This Post

I'm not going to beat around the bush...
...The Dark Crystal scared the ever loving shit out of me as a child!!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 21:57 on 04 May 2010 | Report This Post

Fuck. Another one bites the dust, fuck 3-D. More

Posted by sephiroth7 at 21:09 on 04 May 2010 | Report This Post

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