The original film, which Muppets impresario Jim Henson co-directed with Frank Oz, grossed over $US40 million ($A58 million) on a $US16 million ($A23 million) budget.
And we don't have to wait much longer - The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance hits Netflix August 30. Children of the '80s will swim in nostalgia with this epic fantasy adventure while a new generation will be introduced to the world of Thra. The main characters are played by Taron Egerton (the Kingsman movies), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), and the rest of cast list is equally impressive.
Netflix described the series adding, "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all-new adventure".
Here's a plot summary: Light the fires of resistance! It includes Mark Hamill, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, and Alicia Vikander. The 10-episode series is based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson's 1982 feature film, and tells a story set many years before the events of this movie with classic puppetry and visual effects. At the heart of Thra lies the Crystal of Truth, but it has become corrupted thanks to the evil of the Skeksis, causing a devastating sickness to spread across Thra. Now it's up to three Gelfling to lead a rebellion and save their world after they discover the terrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power. The show's executive producers are Leterrier, Halle Stanford, and Jim Henson's daughter, Lisa Henson.