Worth Watching - May 21: The Golden Compass Teaser

May 21, 2007

The Golden Compass teaser trailer

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming film His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass that's being called the "next Lord of the Rings" has hit the internet. It doesn't actually look half bad, the effects are looking great, let's just hope it holds up to all that marketing and those claims by the studio. It's based on a series of novels in the His Dark Materials trilogy, which means they've got all the rest of the books to finish it off. Check out the new teaser in high definition as well and see for yourself if it could be the next Lord of the Rings.

Watch the first Golden Compass teaser trailer at Yahoo

The Golden Compass was directed by Chris Weitz and stars Daniel Craig, aka James Bond, Nicole Kidman, and Eva Green, aka James Bond's ex-lover. It hits theaters at the end of the year on December 7th!

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Was the LOTR comparison at the beginning really necessary?

Ethan on May 21, 2007


What, in my post or in the trailer? lol. It's because New Line wants to market this and turn it into Lord of the Rings. You've got to realize, LOTR made them about $10 billion richer... and they want to make this that same kind of money-making thing, so they're trying to get all the fans from LOTR and turn them into Golden Compass fans... They can market all they want, but it really comes down to how the film turns out... and I don't see the director being as talented as Peter Jackson.

Alex Billington on May 21, 2007


I meant in the trailer. It just felt kinda tacky.

Ethan on May 21, 2007


Yeah, the reference to the LOTR is definitely unnecessary and forced, but the trailer still looks pretty kick ass! Let's hope the story and the full length film can hold up to the expectations that this trailer sets... on May 21, 2007


Curious to see how the Dæmon: DEE-mon [ˈdiːmən] (pronounced as "demon") thing will affect this movie, if at all. There was something about the overall look that I didn't like. Hoping for a solid story.

Lacrymosa on May 23, 2007

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