The Dark Crystal is legendary cult classic film from the earlier days of The Jim Henson Company. Released in 1982, the darker tone of the epic adventure film made audiences completely rethink the idea of “Muppets”, with demonic creations and incredibly detailed, Lord of the Rings-type settings. Now, some 30 years later, Omnilab Media’s Ambience Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company are partnering to bring us a sequel with The Dark Crystal 2, aka Power of the Dark Crystal. As is par for the course with recent films, the movie will run in full 3D, and will be a hybrid mixture of live-action, puppet animation, motion capture, and CG.
The storyline takes place hundreds of years after the original film, with the world again falling into darkness. In an effort to right the wrongs, a Gelfing outcast partners with a girl made of glowing fire, hoping to steal a shard of the legendary Crystal. If successful, they plan to use to power to reignite the dying sun at the heated core of their planet. Already sounds awesome!