THE GOLDEN COMPASS
New Line Cinema
Official Web Site and Movie Trailer: http://www.goldencompassmovie.com/
Nicole Kidman stars as “Mrs. Coulter” in New Line Cinema’s release of Chris Weitz’s THE GOLDEN COMPASS. Photo Credit: ©2007 Laurie Sparham/New Line Cinema
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.
Dakota Blue Richards stars as “Lyra” in New Line Cinema’s release of Chris Weitz’s THE GOLDEN COMPASS. Photo Credit: ©2007 Laurie Sparham/New Line Cinema
At the center of the story is Lyra (played by newcomer Dakota Blue Richards). Dakota plays 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.
Daniel Craig stars as “Lord Asriel” in New Line Cinema’s release of Chris Weitz’s THE GOLDEN COMPASS. Photo Credit: ©2007 Laurie Sparham/New Line Cinema
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 Golden Compass is scheduled for a Dec. 7, 2007 release.
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards, Sam Elliott, Eva Green, Tom Courtenay, Ben Walker, Adam Godley, Simon McBurney, Nonso Anozie, Jim Carter, Clare Higgins, Jack Shepherd, Magda Szubanski, Ian McShane, and Daniel Craig.
NEW LINE CINEMA’S THE GOLDEN COMPASS, HAIRSPRAY EARN CRITICS CHOICE AWARD NOMINATIONS INCLUDING FAMILY FILM
LOS ANGELES (December 11, 2007) New Line Cinema’s musical comedy Hairspray and fantasy adventure The Golden Compass both received multiple nominations for the 13th Annual Critics Choice Awards this morning from the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), including in the Family Film (Live Action) category.
The Golden Compass' Popularity Surges in Weeks Leading up to the New Line Cinema Film's Dec. 7 Worldwide Release
Books Climb USA Today's 'Top 50 Bestselling Books List' More Than 10 Years After Publication; Close To 10 Million Visitors View Movie's Official Web Site
More than ten years after its original publication, "The Golden Compass" (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books) has hit USA Today's Top 50 Best Sellers list, having seen a 500% increase in sales over the last three months.
The omnibus edition of Philip Pullman's complete "His Dark Materials" trilogy -- of which "The Golden Compass" is the first novel -- has moved onto USA Today's Top 50 list as well. "The Golden Compass" has sold over 3.5 million copies in the US to date, and the trilogy has sold over 7 million copies.
With the upcoming worldwide release of New Line Cinema's highly anticipated feature film on December 7, the film's official web site (http://www.goldencompassmovie.com/) has received nearly 10 million unique visitors. Plus the movie website has an innovative "Daemon" feature that has garnered more than 20 million views. The film's trailers have been streamed over 10 million times online.
Late this summer, Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy went back on the "Book Sense National Best Seller List" for "Children's Fiction Series," and has since spent 19 consecutive weeks on that list, which is compiled from hundreds of independent book stores across the US.
The film has received early critical acclaim in the United Kingdom with a four-star review from one of the country's leading national newspapers "The Guardian" which calls it a "spectacular new movie ... It has no other challengers as this year's big Christmas movie."
NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2007 /PRNewswire/ --
About New Line Cinema Corporation:
Celebrating its 40th anniversary year, New Line Cinema is the most successful independent film company in the world. Its mission is to produce innovative, popular and profitable entertainment in the best creative environment. In addition to the production, marketing and distribution of theatrical motion pictures, the fully-integrated studio has divisions devoted to home entertainment, television, music, theater, merchandising and an international unit.
In 2005, New Line partnered with HBO to form Picturehouse, a new theatrical distribution company to release independent films. A pioneer in franchise filmmaking, New Line’s Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most successful film franchises in history. New Line is a division of Time Warner, Inc. (TWX).
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