The Jim Henson Company is planning to make a sequel to its 1982 fantasy classic The Dark Crystal, reports Variety.
Titled Power of the Dark Crystal, the new movie is written by David Odell and Annette Duffy. No director is yet attached to the film which is set for a Spring 2008 release. It will combine live-action animatronic characters with CG environments.
The story is set many years after the original, which was helmed by Frank Oz and Jim Henson. Original heroes Jen and Kira are now king and queen, and must fight to save their kingdom when the crystal is once again split.
The company is also developing an animated series, interactive games and other related media as well.