M.   /   November 29, 2007   /   6 Comments

New Line Cinema will present special sneak previews of its highly anticipated fantasy-adventure The Golden Compass on Saturday night in 800 theaters nationwide prior to the film’s worldwide opening on December 7th, it was announced today by New Line’s President of Domestic Distribution David Tuckerman.

Based on author Philip Pullman’s bestselling novel, The Golden Compass tells the first story in the “His Dark Materials” trilogy. The film is set in an alternative world populated by talking bears who fight wars, witches, Gyptians, and daemons. In the world of The Golden Compass, a person’s soul lives on the outside of their body in the form of a daemon, an animal spirit that accompanies them through life.

At the center of the story is Lyra (played by newcomer Dakota Blue Richards), a 12-year-old girl who starts out trying to rescue a friend — and winds up on an epic quest to save not only her world, but ours as well. The movie stars an ensemble cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green and the voices of Ian McKellen, Ian McShane, Freddie Highmore, Kathy Bates, and Kristin Scott Thomas.

The film is written and directed by Chris Weitz and produced by Deborah Forte and Bill Carraro.

Source: ComingSoon.net

6 Responses to “Golden Compass Sneaks this Weekend (in the USA)”
  1. spot Says:

    i really hope TGC does well. not only because i like to see Eva have a bigger role on the following sequel(s) but because i’m also a big fan of the books 😉

  2. Monique Says:

    spot: As we say here in the Phils.: sana mag-dilang-anghel ka!! (It just means I hope what you say comes true)

    P.S. I know this may not seem like a big deal to some of you, but it is to me…it’s official: tomorrow, I shall be an Eva fan for a year!!!
    =Monique blows out candles= YAAAY!!!

    P.P.S. To Ms. Green (if she gets to read this): Good luck to you and more power!!!

    P.P.P.S. Thanks to all people in EGW!!!! You guys are the best!!!

    P.P.P.P.S. that’s a lot of postscripts…

  3. Monique Says:

    Ooohh…just found this:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=lmrMuxd4E20&feature=related

    nice…can’t wait for the film!!!

  4. George Says:

    Thanks for the Youtubian info Monique. Daniel is really cool… You need to lower the volume because there is a lot of screaming !!!

  5. spot Says:

    those people are so lucky! they met almost the entire cast!

  6. Monique Says:

    Yeah, the screaming was loud and the fans were really wild!!!