5 min Compass clip
I still can't believe Chris Weitz, the guy from CHUCK AND BUCK, is directing such a huge film as THE GOLDEN COMPASS. I guess it's a little like Jon Favreau doing IRON MAN, isn't it. These were small-time, independent actor/directors, and now they've risen up to helm two of the biggest movies of 2008. Why can't I do that? Oh ya, that's right, I'm addicted to sleeping in the park.
There've been many films trying to capitalize on the fantasy/children's book adapatation craze sparked by LOTR and the HARRY POTTER series, but none have really hit the mark yet (okay, maybe NARNIA did). But I think THE GOLDEN COMPASS has a shot. Its world looks entirely unique, and I know its source material is very strong. There's a 5 minute clip of footage from the movie which premiered at Comic-Con and it's now online. For your very own convenience, you can check it out BELOW.
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