Meet Your Daemon in Golden Compass
After J. R. R. Tolkien’s the Ring Trilogy and C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, not mentioning Inheritance Trilogy by much-younger Christopher Paolini (though, unfortunately, “Eragon” was received poorly), what would be the next for movie adaption? New Line Cinema answered the question by releasing a fantasy movie this December, “The Golden Compass”.
The movie is based on Philip Pullman’s same-name book (a.k.a. “Northen Lights”), the first of His Dark Materials trilogy.
“The story is set in a parallel world where people’s souls manifest themselves as small animals, talking bears fight wars, and children are mysteriously disappearing*. At the center of the story is a 12-years-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.”
That bit * sounds like some of the plot in “The City of Lost Children” to me. And the font used in the title looks similar to that in the Ring trilogy movies. In fact, New Line Cinema did try to remind you that the Ring trilogy they produced in the trailer.
Our heroin is a new girl called Dakota Blue Richards, who was chosen from some 10,000 girls (wow!). The cast in this movie also include Nicole Kidman as Mrs Coulter (Why? Nicole is a blonde) , Daniel Craig as Lord Asriel and Eva Green as Serafina (co-starred with Craig in “Casino Royale”).
You can watch the trailer in its official web site, and other stuff, including a personality quiz, “Meet Your Dæmon” (Click “Meet Your Dæmon” in the front page or “Menu” and then “Dæmon”) [Update (03/23/2009): The site no long provides this feature ].
My dæmon is Pereus the fox
PS: A fantasy movie of a girl as the main character reminds me of “Pan’s Labyrinth”, a dark fantasy for grown-ups.