The Jim Henson Co. has set Genndy Tartakovsky to direct Power of the Dark
Crystal, sequel to the 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal, Variety reported.
Tartakovsky created the animated TV series hits Samurai Jack, Dexter's
Laboratory and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. His Orphanage Animation Studios will
take the lead on the computer animation elements for the puppet-driven film, the
trade paper reported.
The film becomes a co-production of Henson and the Orphanage. Lisa Henson,
co-chief executive officer of the Jim Henson Co., will produce with Orphanage
chairman Scott Stewart. Brian Froud has returned to design the new
Set hundreds of years after the first movie, the sequel follows a mysterious
girl made of fire who steals a shard of the crystal in hopes of reigniting
the dying sun.
Honesty time; I liked the sequel but I wasn't knocked over by it. The
Gelflings could have had more expression to their faces, ala Yoda from Empire. And
the story could have been a little better. I like Gennedy though...
People shouldn't fear governments. Governments should fear their people.
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