The Golden Compass

Directed By Chris Weitz

PG-13Fantasy / New Line Cinema / Dec 7, 2007

Based on author Philip Pullman's bestselling and award-winning novel, The Golden Compass tells the first story in Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. The Golden Compass is an exciting fantasy adventure, set in an alternative world where people's souls manifest themselves as animals, talking bears fight wars, and Gyptians and witches co-exist. 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 who's been kidnapped by a mysterious organization known as the Gobblers - and winds up on an epic quest to save not only her world, but ours as well. The Golden Compass stars an ensemble cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, and Ian McShane. The film is written and directed by Chris Weitz (About A Boy, Antz) and produced by Deborah Forte and Bill Carraro (Frequency). It is executive produced by Andrew Miano and Paul Weitz (In Good Company).

The cast includes Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Tom Courtenay, Clare Higgins, Jim Carter, Ian McKellen, Charlie Rowe, Simon McBurney and Dan Gill.

The Golden Compass won 1 Oscar at the
2008 Academy Awards