The Dark Crystal sequel gets a pair of directors

Many of us remember fondly the original DARK CRYSTAL from our childhoods, and now, with a sequel on the way 28 years later, maybe we’ll get to share that magic with our kids as well.

Or we’ll bitch about how special effects ruin everything and the original was way better.

Either way, POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL is moving forward, and according to a recent press release, has picked up a pair of directors in the form of Peter and Michael Spierig, who most recently helmed DAYBREAKERS, a very underrated film from last year that I think will find a following at some point.

The movie is said to be a split of CGI mo-cap (hopefully Robert Zemeckis is nowhere near this) and traditional puppetry, and I’m really trying to imagine what those will look like side-by-side. And what’s the plot of this new CRYSTAL adventure?

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.

A mysterious girl made of fire? I think they’re going to want to go with the mo-cap over a puppet for the one.

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