It’s been over six months since we brought you news that Netflix is working with the Jim Henson Company to produce a prequel series to the 1980’s epic The Dark Crystal. Since then, though, we haven’t heard a peep. To recap:
Decades after its release, The Dark Crystal remains a beautiful anomaly, a film that appeals as much to adults as it does to children; a film that will please fans of Walt Disney and Clive Barker in equal measure. Now, we’re getting word that Netflix is producing The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a prequel to the original Dark Crystal!
Official Synopsis: Rediscover the age of wonder inspired by Jim Henson’s groundbreaking vision. Netflix Original Series ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ coming soon. “When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.”
We don’t have any updates on Age of Resistance, but fans of the original film will be able to experience it on silver screens again when The Dark Crystal returns to theaters on February 25th and February 28th, courtesy of the folks at Fathom Events!
From Today’s Press Release: Another world, another time… in the Age of Wonder. From genius filmmaker Jim Henson comes the fantastical story of The Dark Crystal. Many years ago, the mysterious Dark Crystal was damaged and an age of chaos began, led by the evil race of grotesque birdlike lizards, the Skeksis, who rule with an iron claw. Meanwhile the Gelfling orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race of peace-loving creatures called the Mystics, embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal and restore balance to the universe.
The event will feature a brand-new introduction with Lisa Henson, CEO and President of The Jim Henson Company, who will reflect on the making of the one-of-a-kind film and the legacy of her father, Jim.
You can find participating theaters and purchase your tickets, HERE.
Official Synopsis: Jen (Stephen Garlick), raised by the noble race called the Mystics, has been told that he is the last survivor of his own race, the Gelflings. He sets out to try to find a shard of the dark crystal, a powerful gem that once provided balance to the universe. After the crystal was broken, the evil Skeksis used sinister means to gain control. Jen believes that he can repair the dark crystal and bring peace back to the world, if he can only find the remaining shard.
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