Monday, 17 December 2018

All-star cast for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance



Netflix has released new images and announced an all-star cast from film and television for the streaming service's upcoming Dark Crystal prequel. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

In a statement, Netflix said: "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."

The all-star cast includes Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Helen Bonham-Carter (The King's Speech) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina).

Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company and daughter of Jim Henson, said in a statement, "It is thrilling to see this assembled team of artists, puppeteers and now voice actors, many inspired by my father's original film, work together to realize this unique world – through performance and craft – at a scale that is rarely seen today."