The film is being made by JM Prater and Philip Mitchell, two mega fans of the film.
Here's what they have to say about the project:
"We've been asked "why make a documentary about The Dark Crystal, when there was one created in the early 1980s?"
Our goal with this film is multifaceted. What interests us as filmmakers and artists is the impact that The Dark Crystal had on the filmmaking community at that time (Star Wars), showcasing many of the artists and craftspeople who worked on the film that aren't as well known as Jim Henson, Frank Oz, or Brian & Wendy Froud.
What's also important is chronicling how The Dark Crystal inspired and changed the lives of a generation of children who are now adults. This portion of the film will lead us all over the globe."
Check out their pitch video:
You can find more info about the film, the perks for contributing, and pledging your support to making this film at Indiegogo.