Genndy Tartakovsky recently reported that most of the pre-production work for Power of the Dark Crystal is done and the company should be gearing up for production very soon. Tartakovsky says he hopes to have filming and post-production completed by the end 2007. The Jim Henson Company has reported on several occasions that the plan is to debut the feature at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2008. The wide theatrical release is set to coincide with the premiere in Cannes in "Spring 2008". Filming on Power of the Dark Crystal is said to start in the early part of 2007.