"Clone Wars" Creator to Tackle the "Dark Crystal"

by | February 1, 2006 | Comments

According to Variety, filmmaker Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of the seriously popular "Clone Wars" animated series, has been tapped by The Jim Henson Co. to helm their long-awaited "Dark Crystal" sequel.

"The Jim Henson Co. has set Genndy Tartakovsky to direct "Power of the Dark Crystal," sequel to 1982 fantasy film "The Dark Crystal."

Tartakovsky, who created the animated series hits "Samurai Jack," "Dexter’s Laboratory" and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," will involve his Orphanage Animation Studios to take the lead on the CG animation elements for the puppet-driven film.

Set hundreds of years after the first pic, sequel follows a mysterious girl made of fire who steals a shard of the crystal in hopes of reigniting the dying sun.

"The original ‘Dark Crystal’ was the pinnacle of puppetry; they created characters that were as believable as the ones you see in animated films," Tartakovsky said. Tartakovsky said that unlike in the pricey original film, for which otherworldly sets were built, the puppets this time around will operate amid a CGI backdrop.

"There is a limited budget here, and this will be more artsy, in a ‘Sin City‘ fashion, with characters performing over greenscreen and great backgrounds behind it," he said."

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