Golden Compass points the way

  • List.co.uk
  • 11 October 2007

We’ve all been fooled by trailers before, I point you in the direction of both Godzilla and Spawn for mind-tearing evidence of this.

Both had hugely exciting trailers, both were the filmic equivalent of having a kidney removed by a crack-smoking lemur.

But the new trailer for the Golden Compass that popped up online this week is really rather good.

The whole daemon thing seems to be working out rather well and the armoured bears are looking sensational.

It’s at www.goldencompassmovie.com should you wish to take a swatch.

In voicey news, Kristen Scott Thomas is providing the vocal talents for Lord Asriel’s daemon Stelmaria, Freddie Highmore is playing Lyra’s companion Pantalaimon and if that’s not Sir Ian McKellen as top armoured bear Iorek Byrnison I’m not a servant of the secret fire and you can pass whenever you like really, Flame of Udun.

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman Launch Day

Philip Pullman's new book has arrived. Take advantage of early opening hours at bookshops to pick up a copy of La Belle Sauvage (the first volume in The Book of Dust series) and immerse yourself once again in the world of His Dark Materials. This story follows 11-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta. It has…

Southwold Books

Thu 19 Oct

Free

Including a His Dark Materials quiz and 'create your own daemon' activities.

Waterstones, Hemel Hempstead

Thu 19 Oct

Free / 01442 270680

There are colouring and activity sheets, as well as a scavenger hunt in store

Waterstones, Doncaster

Thu 19 Oct

Free / 01302 329142

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