[Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson and co-CEO, with his sister Lisa, of the still-thriving Jim Henson Company] told us that [a big-screen film of] "Fraggle Rock" is "still in very active development. Very active development. That has a very strong script."Unlike, say, the forthcoming Ghostbusters III, which feels to me, rightly or wrongly, more like a group of creatively bankrupt hasbeens plundering my childhood for greens fees from their dotage, the prospect of new installments of old favorites from the Henson Company excites me—mainly because I strongly suspect the Hensons wouldn't even start the projects in earnest without being confident they'll recapture the imaginative exuberance that made the originals great.
..."We have a 'Dark Crystal' sequel, called 'The Power of the Dark Crystal.' It has a very strong script." More emphasis. I like that, Mr. Henson. Enthusiasm. It's infectious. I'm already excited about these projects, and hearing your comments only amplifies that.
"Both of those projects... are very close to going into pre-production," Henson said. "They're both really ready to go. [The studio is] just [in the process of] putting together the final finance pieces and the final distribution pieces."
So there you have it. "Fraggle Rock"? Happening. "The Power of the Dark Crystal"? Happening.
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Thursday, August 06, 2009
Want immediately, plz:
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