Henson Co. doing DARK CRYSTAL 2!'! Should we be celebrating or crying'
Published at: May 14, 2005, 5:32 a.m. CST by staff
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here... I'm not sure what to think of a DARK CRYSTAL 2. I'm happy that Henson Company is doing it, especially after seeing their awesome work on the Vogons in HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY) but will they give this movie the attention it deserves or will they be just trying to shoot out a direct to video sequel with a nostalgic name? Should a Jim Henson/Frank Oz-less DARK CRYSTAL tale exist in this world?
Variety confirmed this flick is happening with David Odell (scripter of the original DARK CRYSTAL as well as THE MUPPET SHOW and on the other end of the scale SUPERGIRL and MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE) and Annette Duffy. The sequel will be called THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL and there is no one attached as a director yet.
I must confess a fondness for both SUPERGIRL and MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE as 80s cheeseball classics, but it really makes me happy that the original writer for the first movie is scripting the second. I just hope they're really wanting to take a stab at this for real and not do a direct to video cheapie. Either way, I'll be keeping my ear to the ground on this one. I've always preferred LABYRINTH, but DARK CRYSTAL is still very, very close to my heart. What do you folks think?