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#34179
Netflix and Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, The Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans) are teaming up to make a new series based on Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal. And they're stating that there'll be "no CGI" and are relying "purely on puppets". Depending on which article you read/which author is writing about it, they way overplay that angle. :roll:

Regardless, I'm looking forward to it - should be pretty cool. Seeing puppets and animatronics always puts a smile on my face, but it's then dampened by news reports or comment sections that downplay the role of visual effects artists. Blah blah, I'm a broken record.

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/the-da ... 202971033/
#34182
I don't know why Henson is so intent on mining that world. They tried it with Genndy and it didn't work. Now they settled on Leterrier and a tv show.
Whoa now, what's this?!
Oh you didn't know about this? Right after Genndy finished working on the Star Wars animated Clone Wars micro series, he was hired by Henson to direct a sequel to The Dark Crystal.

Here is one old article from 2006 about it:

https://variety.com/2006/film/markets-f ... 117937178/

Of course, it never happened and the production went through at least two more directors before the project was finally canceled altogether a few years ago.