The Golden Compass is an exciting fantasy adventure movie scheduled to be open in the U.S. cinemas in December 2007. It’s adapted from the best selling novel with the same name (released in North America) as known as Northern Lights in other countries, written in 1995 by an English writer Philip Pullman as the first part of “His Dark Materials” trilogy – another two titles in the trilogy are The Subtle Knife (published in 1997) and The Amber Spyglass (published in 2000). Starring a fantastic ensemble of cast including Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green (who reunions once again with Craig after their first on-screen appearance together in Casino Royale) and newcomer Dakota Blue Richards who has been selected from some thousands contestants from all over England, this is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The film sets in a parallel world where people’s souls manifest themselves as small talking animals, called a Dæmon. At the center of the story, we are introduced to a 12-year-old girl, Lyra, who sets out to find and rescue her best friend, Roger, and ends up on an extraordinary quest to save not only her own world, but ours as well.
After watching the first trailer, even though most of computer generated graphic shots haven’t completed yet, the film looks promising. Story-wise, the movie is multi-layered philosophical and psychological film with all emotions – excitement, humor and drama. The production of the movie is terrific. The official website offers more information on the film, some behind the scene footage and enjoyable activities, especially a personality quiz which, upon completing, would match your identity with the associated Dæmon. As the Dæmon could change its form in the early stage, the website lets you post your Dæmon on the web and ask your friends to evaluate your personality before the form is fixed. You have 12 days to see how your Dæmon would change. Please click on the link below to see my Dæmon “Trina” online. It’s fun to see what the final form it would take.