The other day I shared some news about the upcoming film Power of the Dark Crystal (the much anticipated sequel to The Jim Henson Company’s 1982 classic fantasy film). Since that news post, the good people at the Jim Henson Company have sent me some more information on the upcoming film...and a picture!
The movie will be set hundreds of years after the first film, at a time when the world has once again fallen into darkness. The sequel will follow 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.
The film will start filming later this summer and will be released in early 2008. However, the sequel is only one of several projects the Jim Henson Company is working on to re-explore the world of The Dark Crystal. Other projects include an animated television series (set for a 2008 release on Cartoon Network), a manga series (set for a late-2006 release by TokyoPop) and whole bunch of licensed products such as books, apparel and collectibles.
Below is a little teaser for all the fans out there. This is an official production image from the Jim Henson Company of Queen Kira as seen in Power of the Dark Crystal by Brian Froud. Enjoy!