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Pretty damn cool news! Speirig Brothers to direct POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL!!!

Hey folks, Harry here with some damn fine news about POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL moving forward with the incredibly talented Speirig Brothers helming for Jim Henson Company and Omnilab Media. Hollywood Reporter broke the story telling us it'll be shot stereoscopically in 3D - that it'll be Live Action and Henson's Puppets and there will be CG elements as well. Probably due to the first character they tell us about:
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. The screenplay has been written by Australian Craig Pearce based on an original script by Annette Duffy and David Odell. Fantasy artist Brian Froud will reprise his role as conceptual designer of the film.
Peter & Michael are to be trusted in my opinion. They're the sort of filmmakers that have proven to roll up their sleeves and get dirty if the budget isn't enough, if the studio won't fit the bill - these guys do it the way they want to - and having just watched DAYBREAKERS on Blu-Ray for the upcoming column - I was freshly reminded of why they kick so much ass. I really am quite fond of that film and UNDEAD. Now, for something entirely different from them! Can't wait!

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  • May 5, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Oh Shit

    by Phategod2

    Theres goes another memory.

  • May 5, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Bullshit it will be puppets

    by Anything But Tangerines

    NO WAY - this is CG

  • May 5, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    by Anything But Tangerines

    any soul-sucking going on in this re-do?

  • May 5, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    It will be puppets...

    by Ghostpirate

    In front of CG backdrops I'm sure.

  • May 5, 2010, 12:36 a.m. CST

    original bores me to tears

    by frank cotton

    much like 'willow' and 'et' - this sounds like it has real potential

  • May 5, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Sorry

    by Anything But Tangerines

    But I can't get bored by anything with that much artistry on display in every frame. It could have been silent for all I care

  • May 5, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Anyone see the Robot Chicken Dark Crystal?

    by dixieflyer

    The idea is to "freshen" it up for today's kids. Very funny. Here is a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RudzOqb-fRc&feature=related

  • May 5, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Dying sun at the center of the planet?

    by Ironhelix

    stupid.

  • May 5, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST

    What happened to GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY?

    by George Newman

    I thought that it had just all been very hush hush and super-long in development? <p> Balls. <p> previous articles and press releases: http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=23606 <p> http://www.aintitcool.com/node/30353

  • May 5, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST

    one more Tartakovsky article

    by George Newman

    the above were from 2006. this is 2007: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/31123

  • May 5, 2010, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Yes, yes, yes and yes!

    by Jaka

    Sounds great! Love all parties involved. Flaming girl and a broken sun gives me some ideas as to what the story could be about and where it could go, but still cool. I hope they're left alone to take as long as they need, though. Because Froud and Henson Co. puppets together again makes me pretty damn happy.

  • May 5, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST

    I'd rather a Farscape project

    by Zedul

    Seriously... I miss frelling Farscape, badly. :(

  • May 5, 2010, 12:53 a.m. CST

    The First Was A Euro-Centric Trash-Fest...

    by Sherlock Holmes II

    ...hopefully this one will get 'Farscaped'! It's like watching The Sword & the Sorcerer: after 5 minutes of coolness, suddenly everyone's walking 'round in Wig's, talkin' shit..."Lord, pity the fools"!

  • May 5, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    This is terrible news!!

    by WillSnake

    I thought Genndy Tartakovsky was going to be helming the Dark Crystal sequel. So disappointed that he's not going to be involved. The Spreig Brothers are painfully overhyped and just plain average in opinion.

  • May 5, 2010, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Harry, what the H

    by BERSERKR

    are yo talking about this is HORRIBLE news, i was really looking forward to GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY doing this, he also said it would be a mix of Henson Muppets and CG, this sucks, I'm quite disappointed now, Daybreakers isn't nearly as good as anything Genndy has done.

  • May 5, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Cool

    by VIZITORQ

    The Dark Cystal was one of my favorite films as a kid. I hope this turns out to be good. I just hope they keep the dark tone of the original.

  • May 5, 2010, 1:06 a.m. CST

    I have proof that this will be total shit

    by SlimButNotreally

    It should be a prequel. The fact that no one realizes this is proof that the idiots in charge have no idea where to go with this. Few people are going to remember The Dark Crystal, and a prequel would be easier to follow<BR><BR>Plus, the first one starts kind of in the middle of a bunch of confusion. We don't know much. It pretty much just throws you right in the middle of some crap. We should see a great world and see how the crack in the crystal destroys it.

  • May 5, 2010, 1:07 a.m. CST

    No disrespect to the Spreig's but Dark Crystal is

    by WillSnake

    a childhood classic fave of mine, right along there with Princess Bride, and the Goonies. I do not doubt Spreig's ability to direct a modern feature film, but they are not qualified, and should be handed something else to direct, something along the lines of the latest xXx sequel.

  • May 5, 2010, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Did not care for Daybreakers

    by MattmanReturns

    But I sincerely hope this is good, as I love Dark Crystal and want more of that world.

  • May 5, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Daybreakers wanted to be an action movie, but had little action

    by hiperaktiv

    Had Daybreakers actually decided what it wanted to be, it might have been a decent movie. It was like they were saying "do we want this to be an action movie or a sci fi drama?"...so we get elements of both but not anough of one to actually define the picture.

  • May 5, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    The Spierigs aren't fans of the original

    by Wookie_Weed

    They never gave a shit about it before. This is a gig and a stepping stone to bigger success in Hollywood to them. If Brian Froud wasn't involved, i'd call this Avatar with Gelflings. Disappointed in the Henson Co for caving in to exec pressure for 3D. Sorry, but this sequel isn't being made from inspiration -- Henson Co went to the Spierigs, the Spierigs didn't go to the Henson Co saying they had a brilliant idea for a sequel. They're professionals, but their hearts aren't in it like Henson, Froud, and Frank Oz.

  • May 5, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Daybreakers sucked ass and chode

    by chrismata

    I wouldn't trust these guys with anything.

  • May 5, 2010, 1:57 a.m. CST

    I'm fucking down with this.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    I love what the Speirig Brothers do on a limited budget, hope this time they get kicked some proper cash.

  • May 5, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST

    this is NOT good news!

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    Seriously. It's not. Except when it turns out that Genndy Tartakovsky has changed his name to Spierig Brothers.

  • May 5, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Good riddance, tartakovsky, or whatever his name is

    by GrendelGrendelGrendel

    That guy makes more "deals" than projects anyone can care about. Can't write, can't direct other than short form. Takes the money, and runs away faster than the Russians from the Finns.

  • May 5, 2010, 2:21 a.m. CST

    "The Spierigs aren't fans of the original"?

    by Dreamwriter

    Where did you read this? In some interview somewhere? Or any of the other things you said?

  • May 5, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST

    At least this is still happening...

    by bubcus

    I had heard a while back that Genndy Tartakovsky wasn't attached to the project anymore and that had me disappointed. What got him onboard in the first place was that it'd involve puppets and that Brian Froud (and I think even Frank Oz) were on board.<BR><BR> We've known for some time there will be CG elements incorporated and that does make sense. I presume we'll still have incredible hand-crafted backdrops (and I hope we do), but CG will benefit the film significantly. <BR><BR> I'll add that I completely trust Jim Henson studios. After all, while doing Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, they faced doing the Vogons with CG and came to the realization that it would work much better as costumes/puppets. And they were right and I love them for it. <BR><BR> I love the original Dark Crystal movie for all that it is and am happy that the sequel is still underway and hadn't been scrapped as I had feared.

  • May 5, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Please, NO Skeksis, Garthim, etc....

    by Admonisher

    Early PR mentioned Skeksis, Garthim, etc. That would completely cheapen the original, IMHO -- not to mention, it would contradict Henson's carefully constructed mythology. I pray that's changed, and they've come up with something entirely new.

  • May 5, 2010, 3:02 a.m. CST

    I hope they bring back Gary Kurtz for this one.

    by Merlin_Ambrosius

  • May 5, 2010, 3:03 a.m. CST

    And it's Muppets not puppets.

    by Merlin_Ambrosius

    I bet the Muppet Bohemian Rhapsody was a warm up for this.

  • May 5, 2010, 3:08 a.m. CST

    CG will rape any chance this has of being good

    by SlimButNotreally

    Just wait...they'll probably have CG mouths on all the puppets (like talking animal movies).

  • May 5, 2010, 3:13 a.m. CST

    I hope not, but one when you compare Yoda...

    by Merlin_Ambrosius

    From 'The Empire Strikes Back', and Yoda from 'the phantom menace' you may have a point.

  • May 5, 2010, 3:35 a.m. CST

    So, this is "The Core" with muppets?

    by V'Shael

    I'll pass.

  • May 5, 2010, 4:12 a.m. CST

    The time is right since Hollywood is mining old

    by SithMenace

    properties.

  • May 5, 2010, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Good director casting.

    by hallmitchell

    I'm looking forward to it and i've never seen the first one.

  • May 5, 2010, 4:33 a.m. CST

    I will go see this as I loved the 1st Dark Crystal!

    by Merlin_Ambrosius

    'nuff said!

  • May 5, 2010, 5:25 a.m. CST

    GLAD it's puppets.

    by gotilk

    If this was made a few years ago it would have been 100% "Compooter Animatuhd" (executive spelling) in order for it to get made at all. Now we get it mostly practical and in 3d. Awesome. With Froud!

  • May 5, 2010, 5:32 a.m. CST

    If your opinion is that they are to be trusted...

    by topfivevideo

    then this project is fucked already.... just saying.

  • May 5, 2010, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Daybreakers was a bag of shite

    by tazzzer

    Look it was really shite the ending was naff i mean solution - sticking them all in some tub to get rid of the vampire nastyness?? Bollocks! The only saving grace was that it gave us a chance to see Sam Neil back on the big screen but overall it was a big bag of shite

  • May 5, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST

    I hope it doesn't have some preachy environmental lesson.

    by Ingeld

    You know, the people have been neglecting/abusing/exploiting the light and energy from the core sun and now, yadda, yadda. Perhaps the whole thing will be a heavy handed metaphor for the energy via oil and natural gas taken from the "core" of the earth.

  • May 5, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST

    I have the original Brian Froud art book...

    by zinc_chameleon

    signed by Jim Henson and Gary Kurtz. It's the pride of my library.It came from the 1982 premiere at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

  • May 5, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST

    I bet the "fire girl" character at the end will

    by Ingeld

    have to sacrifice herself somehow to reignite the core.

  • May 5, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Wookie_Weed, like Dreamwriter, I too would like to

    by FamousEccles

    know where you got that information that they are not fans of the original/

  • May 5, 2010, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes II, what do mean by "Euro-Centric Trash-Fest"?

    by FamousEccles

  • May 5, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Yay another shitty remake

    by craptacular

    I can't wait until we get Megan Fox in Labyrinth 2: MAZIER...

  • May 5, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Excellent news!

    by AndoSoundsLikeAMong

    Just glad this going ahead. Yes! Optimism, people! It stil lives! There is nothing like the original out there, only Labyrinth really comes close, and while it is admittedly a little dark and dry those epic bars of music alone make me want to put the Blu-ray on right now. Not to mention having Froud back!<p>On a side note, one of the reasons Dark Cyrstal was said to have performed poorly was because it came out in the same year as ET. Here in Japan, however, it outperformed even ET! Fingers crossed they respect the fanbase and don't palm us off with the normal 6 month wait beyond the US release date... at least Iron Man II and Toy Story III are within a month or so this year...

  • May 5, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Oh Thank God....

    by Anna Valerious

    I was worried it was already in the can, but I really hope I can see something great like the original.

  • May 5, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    In fact...!

    by AndoSoundsLikeAMong

    Just checked my facts there, not only did it beat ET in Japan (and in France), it was the highest grossing film not only that year, but remained the highest grossing film EVER here until Titanic was released 14 years later!<p>Forgot just lining up release dates! Red carpet in Tokyo!

  • May 5, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    I'm surprised there's not more excitement for this.

    by rbatty024

    Maybe I shouldn't be surprised, this is a website full of cynics, but this is a classics children's film. The original was the kind of film that respected the imagination of children and refused to talk down to them. Granted, we have been getting more of them in recent years (Pixar's films, Coraline, the Fantastic Mr. Fox), but for a long while these kinds of movies were rare. There was a time when Jim Henson was the only one making movies that could really tap into a childlike sense of imagination.

  • May 5, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Not sure how to feel about this. I was really up for...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a Tartakovsky CRYSTAL.<P> I don't say this about most movies, but the original really is sacred.

  • May 5, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Sprieg Bros Can do FX, no doubt....

    by UCB Agent1

    But their ability to actually deliver a full, great film is very much in doubt. Daybreakers is about 60% of a good movie, and that Zombie movie they did fell apart as well. I think handing them the reins to this is a terrible, terrible idea.

  • May 5, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Looking forward to this

    by CartoonFanboy

    Just re-watched the original a couple weeks back and really enjoyed it. Concept and creative talent seem like a good fit as well. Too bad about Genndy Tartakovsky but I'd rather him stay in the action-adventure cartoon genre anyway, looking forward to Sym-bionic.

  • May 5, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I want to see what Tartakovsky would do with

    by gotilk

    a live action film. The man seems to know action and mood. And he frames like a master.

  • May 5, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    THE GREAT CONJUNCTION IS THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    or the beginning..

  • May 5, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Well its ABOUT DAMN TIME you reported on this

    by D.Vader

    Jeebus Christo Harry, just what do you do all day with your "job"?

  • May 5, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Spierigs exact words -- they have a love/hate relationship with

    by Wookie_Weed

    Which from experience means, they're just not that into it. Fucked if I know where I heard them say it, you know what I smoke.

  • May 5, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Jesus H Christ, here's the EXACT quote:

    by Wookie_Weed

    From http://tinyurl.com/37t3n69 "We had a love-hate relationship with the original, but we have to admit a weird fascination with those fuzzy Muppet-like characters. And given that we're big fans of anything Henson, we'll have to check it out!" What do they mean by "have to check it out", they haven't actually seen TDC? I'm telling ya, they don't have the passion Frank Oz had for Aughra.

  • May 5, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Yeah these quotes from the Spierigs are scary

    by D.Vader

    Love hate relationship with the original? Fuck yoose.

  • Or for Aughra: http://tinyurl.com/28uhtrv Watch Oz, he fucking loves the characters, the world, his work. I can NOT see the Spierigs match that level of passion and love for the project. Tartakovsky yes, he had it, the man's an artist. But like I said, Odell wrote the story, Froud is chief artist, the Henson Co in charge, so hopefully the Spierigs pull their weight and don't fuck around like it's a stepping stone to brighter lights in Hollywood.

  • May 5, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    jim and frank are kindred spirits long forgotten in hollywood

    by Six Demon Bag

    passion and zest in EVERYTHING they created.<P>and it showed.

  • May 5, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    So yet another failure is being resurrected? WHY?

    by FeralAngel

    Dark Crystal was a huge box-office bomb, and some schmuck wants to bring it back? Sleeping Jesus, why do so many people In Hollywood think that anything old is gold? First Muppets are getting a reboot - although simply the boot would be a better idea - and now one of the dorkiest films ever to flop worldwide is being primed for a comeback. Why do some people think the Muppets have any lingering value (aside from Sesame Street Muppets, which I assume are still profitable, thanks to that little fuzzy bastard Elmo)? Every attempt to revive them has ended in disaster. I mean CHRIST, at least when the Chipmunks franchise was brought back as a movie, it had a solid track record of success behind it, and in fact had been brought back before, successfully, several times - the remake TV show was a hit in the '80's, for instance, and the music comeback album "Chipmunk Punk" was a huge success. In fact, every time the Munks have been brought back or re-imagined, they've been successful. Whereas every time the Muppets are brought back, they flop: Muppets Tonight, Muppets Wizard of Oz, Muppets In Space - flop, flop, flop. Yet the nitwits at Disney are giving it another go, I guess because it now owns those old things and is stuck with trying to make them profitable. Very stupid idea, but the Dark Crystal revival is even stupider. About the only good thing about that movie were the designs. I wish Brian Froud had just illustrated a Dark Crystal book and left it at that. Watching those imaginative creatures of his bob and jerk around in puppet form in the film was kind of pathetic. They just did not work as puppets the moment they started moving. Feh.

  • May 5, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    idiot

    by Six Demon Bag

    many great films were box office failures..<P>as many shitty films line up the top 25 groosing films..<P>i dont see why this is relevent.

  • May 5, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Wow, Feralangel, so much hate for the muppets

    by Ingeld

    What happened? Did you lose the only girl you loved to Grover?

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    Anybody absolutely love this as a kid . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . but get TOTALLY creeped out by it as an adult? I don't know why, but it gives me the willies. Not sure how I rewatched it countless times as a kid.

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  • May 5, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    DARK CRYSTAL is far from a failure...

    by blackwood

    in that literally every single person I know saw it as children, mostly on video, and it became an indelible part of our collective fantasy landscape. Also, it has done gangbuster business in reissues for the home market.<p>I was really excited about Tartakovsky doing this -- the Spierg brothers, not so much. I just don't have the same unthinking faith in them. UNDEAD was kind of shit; I haven't seen DAYBREAKERS so no thoughts there.<p>But I'll still lay down money to see it. I love the art of puppetry. I can still watch DARK CRYSTAL and LABYRINTH and be utterly convinced of them. I am all for a Muppet revival -- and anyone who thinks the Muppets are irrelevant hasn't been to their YouTube page lately.

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    Muppets kick ass

    by finky089

    I hope there's more Muppetry and less CGI.

  • May 5, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Ingeld, you ever HAVE a girlfriend?

    by FeralAngel

    Or do only Muppets make you wet? (voice of William Shatner: "Get a life!") Seriously, I'm as baffled by the ardent Muppet love some few here express as you are by my Muppet "hate". Some people just can't let childhood icons go, apparently. We can't agree to disagree? Or are you that threatened by differing opinions? Grow up.

  • May 5, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

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    by FeralAngel

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  • May 5, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Really FeralAngel? Criticizing someone's spelling?

    by D.Vader

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  • May 5, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

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    by Six Demon Bag

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    and whats funny is..i was directing my comment to IDIOT..

    by Six Demon Bag

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  • May 5, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Not MY mom, Demon

    by FeralAngel

    Unless you're a necrophiliac. Sorry for the mix-up about the user names (someone here calls himself IDIOT? 'Kay).

  • May 5, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Yeah, okay, Vader

    by FeralAngel

    I suppose criticizing someone's spelling is a bit below the salt. Apologies to Mr. Bag.

  • May 5, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

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    by Six Demon Bag

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  • May 5, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Whoa Feral. . .

    by Ingeld

    No, Muppets do not get me wet, neither does the making of muppet movie make me foam at the mouth. No offense meant, I was merely commenting on the tone of your post. Your rather visceral reaction to the announcement of a Muppet movie is usually reserved for angry mobs protesting the latest social injustice. Okay, I exaggerate there, but it was a little over the top. At least your passionate about something--that is in your favor. Finally, I do not have a girlfriend. I don't think my wife will let me.

  • May 5, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    crystle

    by taterbombs

    about time

  • May 5, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    They suck! Undead was SO gay!

    by brodiebruce_405

    All those horrible jokes the horrible CGI aliens were making? This SUCKS! Leave it alone! Henson's corpse was much be rolling the barrell of a six shooter in his grave. On release day, he ends another life.

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    mr lucas

    by Six Demon Bag

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  • May 5, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Love the original

    by AlfordHitchcoke

    Hope this doesn't suck.

  • May 5, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    apalling spelling should be pointed out

    by frank cotton

    or it will never be corrected. grammar and syntax not so much, as many editors don't know good from bad, so it's pointless to expect too much from the general population

  • May 5, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    "We had a love-hate relationship with the original"

    by Dreamwriter

    That was NOT the Speirig Brothers who said that, that was Patrick Lee from SciFi Wire.

  • May 5, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    JJ wasn't a Trek Fan

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>And I think his movie came out pretty damn good. You don't have to have been exposed to a movie in your youth in order to appreciate it. And one could say if they were huge fans of the original maybe they would be too precious about it and wouldn't have the proper objectivity to make important choices.</p> <p>But that's not the point for me, just that the Muppets are coming back and Dark Crystal is one of my all-time favorite fantasy movies. I'm so glad that old-school FX and puppetry are coming back. When these characters are physically there on screen, you connect with them way more than you can with an animated clone trooper.</p>

  • May 5, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    LOL, Ingeld

    by FeralAngel

    ***I do not have a girlfriend. I don't think my wife will let me.*** A good laugh in the midst of the stressful day I'm having is much appreciated. My apologies to you as well.

  • May 5, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Shane Abbess who did Gabriel

    by voxmortis

    was pencilled in for this... and for Source Code - what's going on?!

  • May 5, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Dreamwriter: hahaha, totally! Jesus...

    by mrgray

    I clicked the link and read the blurb. My first thought was, "whoever posted this thinking it was proof of Spierigs saying Word 1 about anything is an idiot and/or illiterate."

  • May 5, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    "...flop worldwide..."

    by AndoSoundsLikeAMong

    I guess you missed my comments on it being the highest grossing film ever in Japan, beating ET in the same year, and that record lasting until Titanic came out? It wasn't a flop there, or in France either. The film was also quite critically accalimed and is regarded pretty well now, having gathered a following in the years that followed.<p>The very fact that it wasn't so successful in the UK / US also suggests this is more than just a cash grab. Fantasy fans should definitely have something to look forward to here.

  • May 5, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Good Choice

    by Cobbio

    This is good news, in my opinion. I think the Spierig brothers will deliver us a pretty goddamn tasty story.<p> Good choice!

  • May 6, 2010, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Feralangel is right but not popular

    by Sepulchrave

    And in a forum where people use phrases like 'our collective fantasy landscape', he's not going to be heard. The Muppets are dead. They died with Henson. Grow up.

  • May 6, 2010, 4:41 a.m. CST

    And frank cotton..

    by Sepulchrave

    ...you are a manipulative bastard. Whoever falls for your gag is a retard.

  • May 6, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    The original was nothing like the novel.

    by theDannerDaliel

    yeah, i know....its a joke. when is fraggle rock coming to cinemas...IN 3-D!!!!

  • May 6, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Feralangel

    by Nozoki

    Tell us what is it you get excited about, so we can all make snide comments about how only faggots and 2-year olds should be liking that shit. I'm gonna guess it's sports related.

  • May 6, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    TDC

    by shran

    has always been one of my favorite movies. I can understand how it might not be for some people. Froud isn't exactly everyone's cup of tea. And movies with muppets as the main characters might not sound great to some. But the sheer artistry of this movie in a time where simple computer FX fixes did not exist and to do something so completely and totally out of the box is enough to deserve at least some praise and respect. That there is a sequel being made makes me happy in anticipation. But I'm sorry I don't know anything about the Speirig brothers. If they F this up they should be banished from the planet.