The Jim Henson Co. has set Genndy Tartakovsky to direct Power of the
Dark Crystal, sequel to the 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal,
Tartakovsky created the animated TV series hits Samurai Jack, Dexter's
Laboratory and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. His Orphanage Animation
Studios will take the lead on the computer animation elements for the
puppet-driven film, the trade paper reported.
The film becomes a co-production of Henson and the Orphanage. Lisa
Henson, co-chief executive officer of the Jim Henson Co., will produce
with Orphanage chairman Scott Stewart. Brian Froud has returned to
design the new characters.
Set hundreds of years after the first movie, the sequel follows a
mysterious girl made of fire who steals a shard of the crystal in
hopes of reigniting the dying sun.
As a fan of the original, If this is half as good as I expect it to be.
I'll be pleased. ^_^