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August 30, 2019

Netflix offers fans a faithful return to 'The Dark Crystal'

By MARK KENNEDY
AP Entertainment Writer

NEW YORK — Louis Leterrier knew he'd immediately face scrutiny from superfans of “The Dark Crystal” when he became director of its prequel. After all, he's a superfan, too.

The French director calls Jim Henson's groundbreaking 1982 fantasy puppet feature “a jewel of creation” and says it's the main reason he became a filmmaker. He knew messing with its legacy was a dicey proposition.


 
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