Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new epic story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit, and an epic battle for the planet begins.
Louis Leterrier (‘The Incredible Hulk,’ ‘Now You See Me’) is directing the series and will mix puppeteering from Henson’s team as well as brand new visual effects which weren’t available when the original film was created. Honestly, this trailer looks stunning.
With the leads being voiced by Taron Egerton (‘Kingsman’), Anya Taylor-Joy (‘The Witch’), and Nathalie Emmanuel (‘Game of Thrones’) you know that we’re in for something special from the voice acting as well. Not to mention the slew of other actors involved such as Helena Bonham-Carter, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard,t Theo James, Mark Hamill, Keegan-Michael Key, Simon Pegg, and so many others!
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premieres August 30.