Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack and the only Star Wars anything produced within the past fifteen years that wasn't complete crap) is working on The Power of the Dark Crystal, a sequel to Frank Oz and Jim Henson's inventive 1982 film The Dark Crystal. The plot sounds ridiculous, but then again, it wasn't the plot that made The Dark Crystal interesting, it was the completely alien environment. None of the original cast is returning - Billie Whitelaw is taking over for Aughra from Frank Oz.

Trevor Jones is apparently tied to this project right now. The Dark Crystal is a score which is unique among his output. While he has composed many interesting scores since this one, he never again achieved the same scope as he did with The Dark Crystal, which bears quite a lot of the personality of its principle orchestrator Peter Knight.* I wonder what this score is going to sound like, if Jones is going to do something very different or if he is going to attempt to recreate the sound of the original film.

* Another 1982 fantasy film score also has a similar position in its composer's canon; Basil Poledouris' Conan the Barbarian. While Poledouris has gone on to create some really good scores since, he never really again got that level.
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