I have very fond memories of reading this trilogy, His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, when I was pregnant. These books made me think of a more grown-up, heavier version of the Chronicles of Narnia.

Judging from the trailer, the casting, for the most part, seems spot on. Sam Elliot is perfect, Lyra looks spunky and brave, and Nicole Kidman is certainly fitting as a seemingly warm, really evil pseudo-mother. I can’t wait.

Apple – Trailers – The Golden Compass – Final Trailer