I never imagined someone would consider making a sequel to Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal. The material is just too bizarre and fucked up for today’s younger audience. However, way back in 2005 The Power of the Dark Crystal was announced, and in 2010 the Henson Company said that the Spierig Brothers (Daybreakers) would direct the film, with production likely taking place in Australia. So whats up, what’s the latest word on the sequel? Well, our friends at Moviehole got a pretty simple answer from producers. The site was told the film “may switch hands” and that a “little more time will be spent on getting it right.”
I, for one, hope this NEVER gets made. I love everything from Henson Studio except for The Dark Crystal. While I admit it’s full of imagination and wonder, this movie terrified me when I was a kid. The Skeksis. That witch with one eye. *shivers*. I really do not want to see any more of that. I have enough nightmares as it is.
Here is the “Power of the Dark Crystal” Synopsis :
“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.”